uptrend

[uhp-trend]
noun
a tendency upward or toward growth, especially in economic development.

Origin:
1940–45; up- + trend

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In part, this is explained by an underlying uptrend in home prices.
Constant-dollar expenditures then leveled off for nearly a decade before resuming an uptrend, but at a more moderate rate.
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