Meaning of TREND in English


/ trend; NAmE / noun

trend (towards / in sth) a general direction in which a situation is changing or developing :

economic / social / political trends

There is a growing trend towards earlier retirement.

current trends in language teaching

a downward / an upward trend in sales

You seem to have set (= started) a new trend .

This trend is being reversed (= is going in the opposite direction) .

One region is attempting to buck (= oppose or resist) the trend of economic decline.

The underlying trend of inflation is still upwards.



Old English trendan revolve, rotate , of Germanic origin; compare with trundle . The verb sense turn in a specified direction dates from the late 16th cent, and gave rise to the figurative use develop in a general direction in the mid 19th cent., a development paralleled in the noun.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.