Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An increase, especially a small or incremental one.
  • noun A transaction in a stock market executed at a price above the previous transaction for the same security.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining.
  • noun finance A stock market transaction or quote at a price above a preceding one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transaction

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the indication of a rise in price of a stock by a plus sign on boards above stock market stations.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

up +‎ tick

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "The city’s courts, meanwhile, have registered an uptick in the number of people getting arraigned on minor charges: In 2007, the last year for which the court system published statistics, the number of arraignments for infractions and violations was the highest in 10 years – 20 percent greater than the previous year."

    - Robert Neuwirth, The Criminalization of Everyday Life, citylimits.org, March 2009.

    April 5, 2009