Definitions for fluctuateˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fluc•tu•ateˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(v.i.)to change continually; vary irregularly; shift back and forth or up and down:
Prices fluctuated wildly.
to move in waves; undulate.
(v.t.)to cause to fluctuate.
Origin of fluctuate:
1625–35; < L fluctuātus to surge, der. of fluctus wave, flood, der. of fluere to flow
cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
"the line on the monitor vacillated"
"The stock market fluctuates"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to vary or alter
Your weight may fluctuate slightly from day to day.
To vary irregularly; to swing.
To cause to vary irregularly.
to move as a wave; to roll hither and thither; to wave; to float backward and forward, as on waves; as, a fluctuating field of air
to move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate
to cause to move as a wave; to put in motion
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