Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to uptick: Uptick rule


1. An increase, especially a small or incremental one: last week's uptick in interest rates.
2. A transaction in a stock market executed at a price above the previous transaction for the same security.

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


a rise or increase



1. a rise or improvement, esp. in business.
2. a slight rise or rising trend in the stock market.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uptick - a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transactionuptick - a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transaction
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
downtick - a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction
References in periodicals archive ?
The uptick reflects more units being built rather than a rise in construction costs.
Even with this uptick, construction still falls woefully short of the 230,000-plus new units needed to keep pace with demand.
We definitely see an uptick in magazines, newspapers and magazines and we attribute that specifically to Sept.
Even with an uptick in new construction, this kind of dynamic probably won't change.
The uptick will be driven by modest economic improvement, which could spur private nonresidential building up 2.
4 percent year-on-year in 2017, ending a three-year period of decline but the uptick was still well below the 2013 peak in coal consumption, according to an annual report released last week by the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).