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trend

noun [C]
 
 
/trend/
a general development in a situation or in the way that people behave: consumer/industry/market trends Goods on the Retail Price Index have to be updated to accurately represent consumer trends.a downward/upward trend Borrowing is on a downward trend.a trend for sth They are profiting from a growing trend for eating out.a trend in sth Manufacturers are being buffeted by trends in the global economy.a trend of sth a trend of rising pricesa trend towards/toward sth The trend toward bigger cars is new this year. current/general/recent trends growing/long-term/underlying trends business/economic/global trends
a new development in clothing, make-up, etc.: Autumn fashion trends are expected to favour muted colours.
above/below trend more or less than is usual: We will see GDP on a quarterly basis above rather than below trend.
buck the/a trend to be different from or not be affected by the way that other people or things are behaving: Although industry profits were down, MFG is expected to buck the trend and increase profits.
reverse the/a trend to make a general development go in the opposite direction: Holding the rate of duty will do little to reverse the trend towards cross-border shopping.
set the/a trend (for sb/sth) to start doing something that other people copy: Our employee focus could well set the trend for successful companies in the future.
Translations of “trend”
in Arabic اِتِّجاه, نَزْعة…
in Korean 추세, 경향…
in Malaysian arah aliran…
in French tendance…
in Turkish eğilim, yön, gidiş…
in Italian tendenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 趨勢,趨向, 傾向,動向, 時尚…
in Russian тенденция…
in Polish tendencja, trend, kierunek…
in Vietnamese khuynh hướng…
in Spanish tendencia…
in Portuguese tendência…
in Thai แนวทาง…
in German der Trend…
in Catalan moda, tendència…
in Japanese 動向, なりゆき…
in Indonesian kecenderungan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 趋势,趋向, 倾向,动向, 时尚…
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