Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something trends in one direction, it generally moves or changes in that direction. (noun) A trend is a general movement or change in one direction.

Examples: (verb) While most fuel prices are trending higher, natural gas prices should go down over the next year. (noun) There seems to be a new trend towards longer, looser clothing. (noun) There is an upward trend in the number of sales of canvas bags.

Synonyms: nouns: movement, direction, tendency. verbs: move, flow.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D