trailing

Definition

In the case of time periods, the most recently completed time period. For example, trailing twelve months would be the twelve-month period which ended on the final day of last month.

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To have a vote on the floor, a member must have attended 5 training sessions and 5 meetings in the trailing 12 months.

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They reviewed the trailing twelve months to determine if there were signing any trends that they should be worried about.

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They were trailing the Hawks by ten points going into the fourth quarter and they had to play a lot harder if they wanted to win.

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