Meaning of TREND in English



Function: noun

Date: circa 1777

1 : a line of general direction or movement <the trend of the coast turned toward the west>

2 a : a prevailing tendency or inclination : DRIFT <current trend s in education> b : a general movement : SWING <the trend toward suburban living> c : a current style or preference : VOGUE <new fashion trend s > d : a line of development : APPROACH

3 : the general movement over time of a statistically detectable change also : a statistical curve reflecting such a change

synonyms see TENDENCY

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.