up tick

uptick

[uhp-tik]
noun
1.
a rise or improvement in business activity, in mood, etc.
2.
Stock Exchange.
a.
a selling price that is higher than the last price.
b.
a slight upward trend in price. Compare downtick.

Origin:
1950–55; up- + tick1

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uptick (ˈʌptɪk)
 
n
a rise or increase

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uptick
"upward trend," 1970, an economist's term, from up- + tick (v.).
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