a rise or improvement in business activity, in mood, etc.
a selling price that is higher than the last price.
a slight upward trend in price.: Compare downtick.
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How to use uptick in a sentence
Mandatory mail-in voting leads to a slight uptick in voter turnout — for both Democrats and Republicans.Mandatory mail-in voting hurts neither Democratic nor Republican candidates | Sujata Gupta | August 26, 2020 | Science News
To be sure, Democrats are still more concerned about the coronavirus than Republicans, but that uptick in our tracker isn’t being driven by just Democrats.Some Republicans Have Gotten More Concerned About COVID-19 | Dhrumil Mehta (email@example.com) | July 31, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The third quarter might see an uptick in August and September and look quite a bit better than the second quarter, he said, but that’s partially because the second quarter was so bad.Economists Think Congress Should Keep Paying Unemployed Workers $600 A Week — Or Even More | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | July 21, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
This bought time for the government to expand testing facilities from just one to 19 across the country, to trace the contacts of infected people, and to prepare health facilities to handle the uptick in cases.Why South Asia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are So Low (For Now) | Puja Changoiwala | June 23, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
In 2017, the researchers noted an uptick in tiny quake activity in the Cahuilla region that had, at that point, been going on for about a year.Machine learning helped demystify a California earthquake swarm | Carolyn Gramling | June 18, 2020 | Science News
Regarding Muslims, we have clearly seen in recent times an uptick in anti—Muslim bigotry.
The crime stats for the 5th Precinct took an uptick as Linsker was booked on charges that included felony assault.
One hopes that domestic violence shelters will see an uptick in donations—money is a good way to show you actually care.
This is a valid concern with these ads since there has been a recent uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes in NYC.To Fight Pam Geller, Join Our Comedy Jihad at the MTA | Dean Obeidallah | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The only silver lining was a slight uptick in the number of churches.Southern Baptists Take Baby Steps Away from the Culture Wars | Ruth Graham | June 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for uptick
a rise or increase
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