Meaning of “U-bend” in the English Dictionary

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"u-bend" in Business English

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u-bendnoun [ C ]

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GRAPHS & CHARTS a line on a graph that starts high, gets much lower, and then rises again, giving it the shape of the letter 'U'. It is also used to refer to situations in which something decreases and then increases again:

The report found that happiness is a u-bend, decreasing until middle age and then rising again.

(Definition of “u-bend” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)