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trend

[trend]
(geology)
The direction of an outcrop of a layer, vein, fold, or other kind of geologic feature. Also known as direction.
(statistics)
The general drift, tendency, or bent of a set of statistical data as related to time or another related set of statistical data.

trend

As it pertains to meteorology, it is the forecast for the next two hours. It is added to some METARs (meteorological aeronautical radio).
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The pernicious trend towards part-time work and short-term contracts in order to massage unemployment statistics must be reversed.
Instead of posturing, the FA should concern itself with more pernicious trends, like clubs working together to create an artificial market for targeted players.
Two pernicious trends threaten to sap some of the pleasure of exploring those miles of aisles.