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bellwethernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbelˌweð·ər/
something that shows what the general future of changes or developments will probably be: In Massachusetts, a bellwether state for the region, more people are buying and building houses.
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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 national economic trends.
FINANCE a share whose performance is believed to show the future performance of the financial markets: 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
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in Chinese (Simplified) 前导, 领头者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前導, 領頭者…
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