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trend

(trend) [Old English trendan, to roll, revolve]
The inclination to proceed in a certain direction or at a certain rate; used to describe the prognosis or course of a symptom, disease, or methods of disease management.

pernicious trend

In psychology, an abnormal departure from conventional ideas and social interests.

secular trend

A long-term trend that develops or progresses over many years. The tendency for girls to begin menstruating at younger and younger ages during the twentieth century is an example.
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Download "Guide Note 12: Analyzing Market Trends" at www.appraisalinstitute.org/ppc/downloads/guide-note-12.pdf.
The European Paper Recycling Conference offers recyclers, brokers, consumers, mill representatives and equipment and service providers involved in secondary fiber trading and processing an important forum to network with industry colleagues and to discuss the latest market trends.
MGIC's MTI is based on the quarterly Market Trend Analysis Report produced by MGIC's Credit Policy department using lagging three-month market data from 73 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
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The conference provides leading-edge expertise on local housing market trends and economic and demographic indicators.
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A community bank facing such a predicament recently commissioned Market Trends.
Alternatively, royalty or intangible holding companies can be established to segregate information such as market trends, buying habits, etc.