trend

  

Definition

A pattern of gradual change in a condition, output, or process, or an average or general tendency of a series of data points to move in a certain direction over time, represented by a line or curve on a graph.

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  • To follow a trend you must not only be aware of what is currently happening but be astute enough to predict what is going to happen in the future

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  • Before you think of investing in the stock market, you should know that the trend of market has been one of high volatility and rapid fluctuation.

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  • The company was concerned with the downward trend that the sales of their new product line were exhibiting after several months of record sales.

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