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ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪtfluc·tu·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluctuate(verb)

    cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

  2. fluctuate, vacillate, waver(verb)

    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    "the line on the monitor vacillated"

  3. fluctuate(verb)

    be unstable

    "The stock market fluctuates"


  1. fluctuate(Verb)

    To vary irregularly; to swing.

  2. fluctuate(Verb)

    To undulate.

  3. fluctuate(Verb)

    To cause to vary irregularly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluctuate(verb)

    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

  2. Fluctuate(verb)

    to move now in one direction and now in another; to be wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to vacillate

  3. Fluctuate(verb)

    to cause to move as a wave; to put in motion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fluctuate

    fluk′tū-āt, v.i. to float backward and forward: to roll hither and thither: to be irresolute.—v.t. to cause to move hither and thither.—adjs. Fluc′tuant; Fluc′tuāting.—ns. Fluctuā′tion, a rising and falling like a wave: motion hither and thither: agitation: unsteadiness; Fluctuos′ity.—adj. Fluc′tuous. [L. fluctuāre, -ātumfluctus, a wave—fluĕre, to flow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluctuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluctuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fluctuate in a Sentence

  1. William Clements:

    They really do fluctuate quite a bit with time.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The indissoluble clashing between justice and injustice does not fluctuate, it is perpetual.

  3. Timothy Barrett:

    We expect this number to fluctuate from year to year.

  4. Timothy Barrett:

    These factors include the number of Court-approved selection terms - like a phone number - that are used by the target; the way targets use those selection terms; the amount of historical data that providers retain; and the dynamics of the ever-changing telecommunications sector, we expect this number to fluctuate from year to year.

  5. Solomon Tessesse:

    Of course Ethiopia is growing fast, but [ a ] sustainable economy should be supported by technology. It should be supported by science... [ otherwise ] the economy will fluctuate ; it will oscillate and then the development can not be sustained.

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