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Meaning of trend

trend

Pronunciation: (trend), [key]
— n.
  1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
  2. style; vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
  3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
—v.i.
  1. to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
  2. to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
  3. to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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