countertrend

noun
coun·​ter·​trend | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtrend How to pronounce countertrend (audio) \
variants: or counter-trend
plural countertrends or counter-trends

Definition of countertrend

: a trend that is in response or opposition to another trend : an opposing trend … illustrates a developing career countertrend. While conventional wisdom holds that many executives are now abandoning the frustrations of big companies for the entrepreneurial freedom of smaller ones, some salmon are still swimming upstream to larger companies.— Hal Lancaster Yet a small countertrend can finally be detected in the design of apartment houses. More than a handful are reviving the spirit of prewar buildings that have long been automatic best-sellers.— Suzanne Stephens often used before another nouncounter-trend tradersa counter-trend pattern

First Known Use of countertrend

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Countertrend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countertrend. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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