Trend

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Trend may refer to:

  • A fad, including fashion trends
    • Trendsetter (or early adopter), person who starts (or follows early on) a fashion or technology trend before most other people
  • Market trend, prolonged period of time when prices in a financial market are rising or falling faster than their historical average, also known as "bull" and "bear" markets, respectively

Culture[edit]

  • Cultural trend, a measurable change in behavior that develops among a population of individuals. As opposed to fads, trends are usually longer lasting and indicative of a broader cultural shift. While trends can result from technological change (the Internet and cellphones facilitated home-offices and flex-time, for example), the reverse is more common, as exemplified by the broad adoption of green technologies in response to a widespread cultural embrace of environmentalism.
  • "Trends" (Asimov), 1939 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov
  • Trend Records, record label
  • Trend is dead! records, record label
  • Trends, a magazine

Business[edit]

  • Real estate trend, changes impacting real estate brokers, agents and the housing industry
  • Trend Controls, UK company that develops intelligent building solutions
  • Trend Micro, Japanese company that develops anti-virus computer software

Politics[edit]

  • The Trend, a Marxist-Leninist political movement of the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s in the United States

Science[edit]

  • Trend Type Forecast, short period forecast supplied to airfields
  • Trends (journals), a series of scientific journals of biology
  • Periodic trends, tendencies of certain elemental characteristics to increase or decrease as one progresses along a row or column of the periodic table of elements
  • Trend estimation, statistical analysis of data to extrapolate trends

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