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trend

trend

 
 
pronunciation:
trend
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a general course, direction, or tendency.
The trend toward obesity continues.Studies show that standards of living are on a downward trend.A trend to live together before marriage began some decades ago.
synonyms:
bent, course, current, direction, drift, inclination, movement, tendency
similar words:
aim, intention, leaning, orientation, progress, swing, tenor, wind
definition 2: the latest style; mode.
Short skirts are the trend this year.
synonyms:
fashion, mode, style, vogue
similar words:
craze, fad, look, rage
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trended, trending, trends
definition 1: to have a general tendency or inclination.
synonyms:
incline, tend
similar words:
lean
definition 2: to move or turn in a particular direction.
The curve on the graph trends rapidly upward.
synonyms:
bear, head, tend
similar words:
aim, swerve, turn, veer
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