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  • adj. initiating or popularizing a trend


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  • Apple has long had an aura of trend-setting cool, but magic is a bolder—and more provocative— claim.

    Why We Prize That Magical Mystery Pad

  • The story "Melrose Avenue loses trend-setting cachet" in last month's LA Times business section presented a pretty bleak picture of the current state of Melrose Avenue business.

    Lindsay Kennedy: Melrose Avenue Is Not Dead

  • Crew—have enough of an edge to make them current, but they are not trend-setting.

    The Pitch: You Can Dress Like Your Mom

  • I needed to transform her from a girl who was stuck in the past to a trend-setting woman.

    My Fair Wedding

  • He also shares a few examples of over-the-top offerings from current trend-setting Italian chefs, such as Fortunato Nicotra, the chef at the New York restaurant Felidia.

    Italy's Table Dominance

  • But they've been fast losing share to Apple's iPhones and devices that run on Google Inc.'s Android operating system in the trend-setting North American market.

    RIM Loses Marketing Chief

  • Nobu is a trend-setting establishment that not only spans the globe, but wields incredible influence at the top of the sushi industry food chain.

    Sustainable Sushi Contest

  • James Chirillo took a banjo solo here, and Marcus Printup demonstrated Papa Joe Oliver's trend-setting cup-mute growling technique.

    Rolling With the Rhythms

  • Tameka Raymond, formerly a celebrity stylist, is best known for the trend-setting looks of Grammy Award–winning artists such as Lauryn Hill, Patti LaBelle, Jay-Z, and Usher.

    Live and Let Love

  • They're cuddly, covered in soft plastic "skin," and will come in four different colors, each one embodying a different "personality": sporty, sweet, trend-setting, and adventurous.

    Mattel's Radica Fijit Friends: Interactive BFFs


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