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bellwethernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbelˌweð·ər/
something that ​shows what the ​generalfuture of ​changes or ​developments will ​probably be: In Massachusetts, a bellwether ​state for the ​region, more ​people are ​buying and ​buildinghouses.
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bellwethernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbelˌweðər/  us   /-ðɚ/
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 ​nationaleconomictrends.
FINANCE a ​share whose ​performance is believed to show the future ​performance of the ​financialmarkets: Investors will be eagerly awaiting the ​guidance from bellwether ​stocks.
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.
FINANCE →  bellwether bond
(Definition of bellwether from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bellwether”
in Chinese (Simplified) 前导, 领头者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前導, 領頭者…
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