Countertrend



[trend] /trɛnd/

noun
1.
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift:
trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
2.
style or vogue:
the new trend in women’s apparel.
3.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.
verb (used without object)
4.
to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.
5.
to tend to take a particular direction; extend in some direction indicated.
6.
to emerge as a popular trend; be currently popular:
trending topics on the Internet; words that have trended this year.
7.
to veer or turn off in a specified direction, as a river, mountain range, etc.:
The river trends toward the southeast.
/trɛnd/
noun
1.
general tendency or direction
2.
fashion; mode
verb (intransitive)
3.
to take a certain trend
v.

1590s, “to run or bend in a certain direction” (of rivers, coasts, etc.), from Middle English trenden “to roll about, turn, revolve,” from Old English trendan, from Proto-Germanic *trandijanan (cf. Old English trinde “round lump, ball,” Old Frisian trind, Middle Low German trint “round,” Middle Low German trent “ring, boundary,” Dutch trent “circumference,” Danish trind “round”); origin and connections outside Germanic uncertain. Sense of “have a general tendency” (used of events, opinions, etc.) is first recorded 1863, from the nautical sense. Related: Trended; trending.
n.

“the way something bends” (coastline, mountain range, etc.), 1777, from trend (v.); sense of “general tendency” is from 1884.

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