the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
to emerge as a popular trend; be currently popular: words that have trended this year.
Digital Technology. to be widely mentioned or discussed on the internet, especially in posts on social media websites: news stories that are trending online.
to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.: The river trends toward the southeast.
- coun·ter·trend, noun
- subtrend, noun
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How to use trend in a sentence
In addition to taking manual readings, Apple says the watch can periodically take readings in the background to create a record for tracking trends.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great | Aaron Pressman | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
In the first part, we’ve explored trends, based on search data, and Gartner’s Hype Cycle to understand what’s transient and what’s here to stay, whether or not accelerated by the pandemic.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s) | Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Land
As SEOs, we never know what is round the corner with Google’s guidelines, but we can certainly see the trend of brands taking center stage on page one.Partial match domains in 2020: How to optimize and use effectively | Tudor Lodge Consultants | September 14, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
On Thursday, Microsoft puts on sale its new Surface Duo device, a unique take on the folding phone trend that runs plenty of the company’s own mobile apps on top of Google’s Android operating system.Review of the Microsoft Surface Duo folding phone: Very pretty but just how useful is it? | Aaron Pressman | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
That trend of having a first-party data relationship with audiences, that’s long term and will outlive the coronavirus crisis by a long way.‘We’re getting more used to the uncertainty’: BBC Global News chief on ad-funded news | Lucinda Southern | September 10, 2020 | Digiday
But Republican and Democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.
The trend is particularly concentrated in the coastal states where women are wealthier, more educated, and more liberal.
As scientists followed these same people over time, however, a clear trend emerged.
A successful trend-maker might be able to steer a conversation, but virality remains extremely difficult to predict.
Nevetheless, Democratic rule has not only failed to halt the trend, but appears to have accelerated it.
The station whence this bearing was taken was on the north-west trend of the point.
At the south side of the basin there are two or three inlets of considerable size, that trend in towards a low country.
But Garnache caught the trend of her mind, and he marvelled to see how strong a habit of thought can be.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Scattergood saw the trend of affairs early and gave them his earnest consideration.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
And this last remark of hers indicated some knowledge or indication that might turn the trend of suspicion.In the Onyx Lobby | Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for trend
general tendency or direction
to take a certain trend
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