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Definition of "uptick" []

  • An increase, especially a small or incremental one: last week's uptick in interest rates. (noun)
  • A transaction in a stock market security above the price of the previous transaction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uptick" in a sentence
  • "Whether the uptick is about setting a precedent against opponents early on or something else, the presence of a player like King can certainly give other teams pause before challenging the Capitals."
  • "Whilean $8,000first-time home buyer tax credit and a separate $6,500 repeat home buyer tax creditexpiring at the end of April mayplay a role in influencing sales — after all, the credits exist to spur them — the uptick is notable."
  • "Psychologists believe the uptick is most likely linked to the recession, she said."