trend


trend
trend
W2S2 [trend] n
[: Old English; Origin: trendan 'to turn, go around']
1.) a general tendency in the way a situation is changing or developing
trend towards
Lately there has been a trend towards hiring younger, cheaper employees.
trend in
recent trends in education
The current trend is towards more part-time employment.
the general trend towards the centralization of political power
A disturbing trend is that victims of violence are getting younger.
The growing trend is for single mothers to bring up children by themselves.
Even so, the underlying trend is positive.
national and international economic trends
the downward trend in the price of gold
Successive presidents have tried to reverse this trend , but without success.
2.) set the trend
to start doing something that other people copy
Larger corporations are setting the trend for better maternity benefits.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
recent trend
current/present/latest trend
general trend
alarming/worrying/disturbing trend
growing/increasing/rising trend
underlying/long-term trend (=the trend over a long period of time)
economic trends
downward/upward trend (=a tendency for something to increase or decrease)
reverse/buck the trend (=make a trend go in the opposite direction)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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