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English definition of “uptick”

uptick

noun     /ˈʌptɪk/
[C or U] an increase in something: uptick in sth We can see some uptick in activity in the marketplace.
[C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a price or offer on a share that is higher than the previous price at which the share was sold: Even after yesterday's uptick, the shares remain more than 40% below their peak a year ago.
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(Definition of uptick noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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