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Meaning of “upward” in the English Dictionary

"upward" in British English

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upwardadjective

uk   /ˈʌp.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/
C1 moving towards a ​higherposition, ​level, or ​value: With an upward ​trend in ​inflation, you ​expectprices to ​rise.
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(Definition of upward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upward" in American English

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upwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌp·wərd/ (also upwards,  /ˈʌp·wərdz/ )
from a ​lower to a ​higherposition, ​level, or ​value: Tachi glanced upward to the ​stars. The ​stockmarketcharged upward ​yesterday.
upward
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈʌp·wərd/
It was an upward ​climb to the ​campsite.
(Definition of upward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"upward" in Business English

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upwardadjective

uk   us   /ˈʌpwəd/
moving towards a ​higherposition, ​level, or ​value: upward climb/momentum/movement London's ​sharesmaintained their upward ​momentum yesterday. upward curve/trend The ​market has been on a ​steady upward ​trend since the Fed ​stoppedraisingrates.upward pressure There are fears that further ​falls in the ​dollar will put more upward ​pressure on eurozone ​interestrates.

upwardadverb

uk   us   /ˈʌpwəd/ US
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(Definition of upward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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