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trend

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1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination
  • According to the survey, there's a growing trend for companies to offer flexible hours.
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2 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
  • Still had a coat from the last trend for fake fur, when the material lined everything from boots to coats to bracelets.
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tendency, trend, drift, tenor, current mean movement in a particular direction. tendency implies an inclination sometimes amounting to an impelling force.
    • a general tendency toward inflation
trend applies to the general direction maintained by a winding or irregular course.
    • the long-term trend of the stock market is upward
drift may apply to a tendency determined by external forces
    • the drift of the population away from large cities
or it may apply to an underlying or obscure trend of meaning or discourse.
    • got the drift of her argument
tenor stresses a clearly perceptible direction and a continuous, undeviating course.
    • the tenor of the times
current implies a clearly defined but not necessarily unalterable course.
    • an encounter that changed the current of my life

trend

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1 to show a liking or proneness (for something)
  • During the winter our school system trends toward canceling school at the drop of a hat—or at least a snowflake.
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2 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • The river trends east, then west again, forming an oxbow.
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