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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun trend:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb trend:


Trend is sometimes a misspelling of turned.

The word trend and its family (trends) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun trend

What does trend mean as a name of something?

Trend is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: trends

  1. a general direction in which something tends to move
    • example: the trend of the stock market
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of trend: tendency
    • more generic words: direction / way = a line leading to a place or point
  2. general line of orientation
    • example: the northeastern trend of the coast
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of trend: course
    • more generic words: direction / way = a line leading to a place or point
  3. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
    • example: not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of trend: drift / movement
    • more generic words: disposition / inclination / tendency = an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    • more specific terms:
  4. the popular taste at a given time
    • example: he followed current trends
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of trend: style / vogue
    • more generic words: appreciation / discernment / perceptiveness / taste = delicate discrimination
    • more specific terms:
      • New Look = a style of women's clothing created by Christian Dior in 1947
      • fashion = the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
      • bandwagon = a popular trend that attracts growing support

Alternative definition of the noun trend


  1. An inclination in a particular direction
  2. A tendency
  3. A fad or fashion style
  4. [mathematics] A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points

Definition of the verb trend

What does trend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: trended | trending | trends

  1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of trend: curve / cut / sheer / slew / slue / swerve / veer
    • more generic word: turn = change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • peel off = leave a formation
      • yaw = swerve off course momentarily


Trend is a musical group.

  • albums: "Das Produkt", "Navigator", "Vier"


  1. "Trend" is a musical album of The Relationships.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  2. "Trend" is a musical single of Mediengruppe Telekommander.
    • released on (11 years ago)


  1. Trend is a record label.
  2. Trend is a record label.


Trend is an Austrian monthly business magazine which is published in German. The magazine is one of the oldest publications in its category in the country.

Phrases with Trend

Phrases starting with the word Trend:

  1. trend line
  2. trend-setter
  3. trend setting
  4. trend-setting
  5. trend analysis

Phrases ending with the word Trend:

  1. Buck the Trend
  2. Trickle-Up Trend
  3. evolutionary trend
  4. Cephalocaudal trend

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Trend

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Google previewTowards Strategic Staff Development In Higher Education (2003)

by Blackwell, Richard, Blackmore, Paul

The first trend is that many in employment increasingly expect work—based edu — cation and training, and the provision of such education and training is...

A fourth trend is the growing importance of partnership in the design and deliv— ery of occupationally relevant programmes.

The fifth trend is an increase in the use of web-based distance learning for many forms of occupationally related training.

Google previewSovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing (2011)

by Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama

A second trend is that worldwide more individuals can choose how they save. In the United...

A third trend is the competition between mutual funds. There is a...

The fourth trend is the growing participation of women in corporate life. The ratio ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Law and Society (2015)

by Austin Sarat, Patricia Ewick

The first trend is an expansion of who can serve as a juror. Jurors once consisted solely of white men of...

Google previewEuropean Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems (2014)

The EU Member States by Carlos Costa, Emese Panyik, Dimitrios Buhalis

The second important trend is the increasing importance of the services sector, which includes activities such as tourism, education, software, financial services, etc. In many service industries there are opportunities for small companies and ...

Google previewCooperative Information Agents IV - The Future of Information Agents in Cyberspace (2000)

4th International Workshop, CIA 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July 7-9, 2000 Proceedings by Matthias Klusch, Larry Kerschberg

The current trend is that an increasingly number of entities, from smart personal devices to legacy databases, are controlled by software agents. Such agents often also posses a large amount of information about both the entity and its owner.

Google previewThe Ravages of Neo-liberalism (2002)

Economy, Society, and Gender in Turkey by Nesecan Balkan, Sungur Savran

One worldwide trend is the increasing number of women in unions. According to International Confederation of Free Trade Unions data (ICFTU, 1991) the percentage of female members is high especially in federations organizing public ...

Google previewBacterial Infections of Humans (2013)

Epidemiology and Control by Alfred S. Evans, Philip S. Brachman

The third trend is that of the annual variation, which frequently represents seasonal patterns. For example, foodborne diseases are associated with seasonal increases in the late summer and fall that may represent the influence of the ambient ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology (2013)

by Todd D. Little

The constant trend is the overall mean of the process, and e, is a white noise process, an independent sample from a normal distribution with mean 0 and variance 0'2. It is the...

Google previewArresting Transnational Crime

A fourth trend is the use of what were initially nuisance tools for more overtly criminal activities. Perhaps the most notable...

A sixth trend is that the Internet is increasingly likely to be used for money laundering. As the Internet becomes the ...

Google preview24 hours to save the NHS (2011)

The Chief Executive's account of reform 2000 to 2006 by Nigel Crisp

The second trend is the way that patients and the public have changed. They are no longer willing simply to do as...

The third global trend is that science and technology are developing very fast .

Google previewUMTS and Mobile Computing (2002)

by Alexander Joseph Huber, Josef Franz Huber

The second trend is that of Bluetooth, which is a very low-cost wireless link that will become ubiquitously integrated into mobile devices like...

Google previewThe Futures of Europe (1976)

by Wayland Kennet, Commission of the European Communities

The second trend is the growing difficulty of meeting this dependence. The escape from Middle East oil while also maintaining high levels of consumption inevitably calls for the massive expansion of very demanding technologies such as ...

Google previewSafety and Health for Engineers (2006)

by Roger L. Brauer

One significant trend is the continued growth in education of those practicing at the professional level. More individuals than ever who specialize in safety have advanced degrees. At the same time, many employers have achieved significant ...

Google previewInvesting with the Trend (2013)

A Rules-based Approach to Money Management by Gregory L. Morris

Trend is the name given to a derivative of...

Trend is a simple concept, yet powerful combination of two overbought oversold indicators: Stochastics (%K) and Relative Strength Index (RSI). The indicator uses 50 ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals (2016)

by Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt

Such a trend often occurs when the change in the outcome variable is often not ...

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

trend a smooth growth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

Chaomei Chen Drexel University, USA Kaushal Toprani Drexel University, USA Natasha Lobo Drexel University, USA INTRODUCTION Trend detection has been studied by researchers in many fields, such as statistics, economy, finance, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Technical Analysis (2014)

by Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim, Anique A. Qureshi, Jeffrey Brauchler

Though the time horizon may be long-term or short-term, a long-term trend is more revealing for investment purposes. A primary (major) trend typically lasts more than six months. A minor (near-term) trend typically lasts for two to three weeks ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

The secular trend The term 'secular trend' is used to describe marked changes in growth and development of successive generations of human populations living in the same territories. This has been predominantly documented in European ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chart Patterns (2011)

by Thomas N. Bulkowski

The decline is quite orderly with peaks that follow the trend line down. During early September, however, prices drop rapidly on high volumeasthe bump forms. Prices quicklyreach alow of33.63 before rebounding.

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Quotes about Trend

When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that's never good. People shouldn't succumb to trend, they should interpret trend. (Rachel Zoe)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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