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trend

1. n. [Geology]
The azimuth or orientation of a linear feature, such as the axis of a fold, normally expressed as a compass bearing.
See: azimuth, fold
2. n. [Geology]
Used synonymously with the term play to describe an area in which hydrocarbons occur, such as the Wilcox trend of the Gulf Coast.
See: play