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noun [countable]     trend pronunciation in British English
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  1. a gradual change or development that produces a particular result
    trend towards/to:

    We’ve seen a trend towards more violent films 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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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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