SECULAR TREND

Long-term upward or downward trend in numbers, as opposed to a smaller cyclical variation with a periodic and short-term duration.

SECULAR TREND: "Some believe a secular trend is occurring in the US."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECULAR TREND," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secular-trend/ (accessed July 20, 2019).
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