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upward

adjective
     
up‧ward [only before noun]
1 increasing to a higher level [≠ downward]
upward trend/movement
an upward trend in sales
a sharp upward movement in property prices
upward pressure on bank interest rates
2 moving or pointing towards a higher position [≠ downward]:
Stroke the cream onto your skin in an upward direction.

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