down·​trend ˈdau̇n-ˌtrend How to pronounce downtrend (audio)
plural downtrends
: a tendency downward especially in economic matters : a downward trend : downturn
a downtrend in the stock market
The Enron bankruptcy reinforced the downtrend in the stock market, which led to further bankruptcies and news of further corporate and individual misdeeds.George Soros

Examples of downtrend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The weekly strip in the three-up graph below shows a reversal of a two-year absolute price downtrend and a 14-month downtrend in relative strength. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 After 2020's surprising surge in new home buying, there has been a fairly steady downtrend in sales. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 As stated before, NASBA has seen a downtrend in recent years of new CPA candidates taking the CPA exam. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 15 Feb. 2024 Outside China, the downtrend is fractionally steeper at -1% CAGR to $49 billion by 2028. Patrick Frater, Variety, 3 Jan. 2024 Breadth improved in June and July to carry the market to its peak, before deteriorating as the market rolled over and entered a significant downtrend. Sean Hanlon, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Equity markets have enjoyed a tremendous November rally that allowed the S&P 500 to break out of its downtrend pattern and retest the July 31st peak. Sean Hanlon, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The once bulletproof production banner has earned nearly $30 billion at the box office since 2008, but has faced a downtrend in theatrical returns and various behind-the-scenes headaches in recent years. Michaela Zee, Variety, 11 Nov. 2023 High temperatures continue their slight downtrend, topping out in the upper 50s to low 60s. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of downtrend was in 1890

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“Downtrend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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