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English definition of “bellwether”
/-ðɚ/ noun [C]
› someone or something that is believed to show how a situation will develop or change in the future: bellwether for/of sth The report is viewed as a bellwether for national economic trends.
› FINANCE a share whose performance is believed to show the future performance of the financial markets: Investors will be eagerly awaiting the guidance from bellwether stocks. → See also barometer stock
› ECONOMICS a company whose success or failure is believed to show the future direction of a particular industry or the economy: The firm is seen as a bellwether, important for cyclicals and the whole market.