countertrend

noun coun·ter·trend \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtrend \
variants: or counter-trend
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of countertrend

plural countertrends or counter-trends
: 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 noun
  • counter-trend traders
  • a counter-trend pattern

First Known Use of countertrend

1905


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