uptick

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noun up·tick \ˈəp-ˌtik\

Definition of uptick

  1. :  increase, rise <an uptick in sales> <an uptick in hiring>

Examples of uptick in a sentence

  1. <an uptick in sales over the last fiscal year>

Origin and Etymology of uptick

2up + 3tick


First Known Use: 1955


UPTICK Defined for English Language Learners

uptick

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noun up·tick \ˈəp-ˌtik\

Definition of uptick for English Language Learners

  • : a small increase or rise


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