trend

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Trend is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
trend

Plural
trends

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  1. A trend is a general movement or change in one direction.
    We expect the current upward trend in the use of our services to continue.
    There seems to be a new trend towards longer, looser clothing.

Verb[change]

Plain form
trend

Third-person singular
trends

Past tense
trended

Past participle
trended

Present participle
trending

  1. (intransitive) If something trends in one direction, it generally moves or changes in that direction.
    While most fuel prices are trending higher, natural gas prices should go down in 2006.

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