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
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