Meaning of “trend” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /trend/
Extra Examples
The figures show an upward trend in sales.A nationwide trend towards suburban living began in the 1950s.His work is considered to be a major example of the trend towards simplicity.Statistics can be used to identify trends and overall patterns.These forecasts only indicate general trends.

B1 a general development or change in a situation:

There's a trend towards more locally produced television programmes.
I'm not familiar with the latest trends in teaching methodology.

(Definition of “trend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)