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noun [countable] trend pronunciation in American English /trend/
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pluraltrends
  1. a gradual change or development that produces a particular result
    trend toward/to: We’ve seen a trend toward more violent movies this year.
    trend in: the latest trends in popular music
    an upward/downward trend: Today’s figures continue the upward trend in the stock market.
    follow a trend: Everyone seems to be following the trend for sleek shiny hairstyles.
    buck a trend (=not be affected by a general trend): Dell announced profits up by 30%, bucking the trend in the troubled high-tech market.
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