uptick

[ uhp-tik ]
/ ˈʌpˌtɪk /
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noun

a rise or improvement in business activity, in mood, etc.
Stock Exchange.
  1. a selling price that is higher than the last price.
  2. a slight upward trend in price.Compare downtick.

Nearby words

  1. uptalk,
  2. uptear,
  3. upter,
  4. upthrow,
  5. upthrust,
  6. uptight,
  7. uptilt,
  8. uptime,
  9. uptitling,
  10. upton

Origin of uptick

First recorded in 1950–55; up- + tick1

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British Dictionary definitions for uptick

uptick

/ (ˈʌptɪk) /

noun

a rise or increase
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Word Origin and History for uptick

uptick

"upward trend," 1962, an economist's term, from up- + tick (v.).

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