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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluctuationnoun

    a wave motion

    "the fluctuations of the sea"

  2. variation, fluctuationnoun

    an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

  3. fluctuation, waveringnoun

    the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes

    "he kept a record of price fluctuations"


  1. fluctuationnoun

    A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.

    the fluctuations of the sea

  2. fluctuationnoun

    A wavering; unsteadiness.

  3. fluctuationnoun

    The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artificial cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.

  4. Etymology: From fluctuationem, from fluctuare, from fluctus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fluctuationnoun

    Etymology: fluctuatio, Latin; fluctuation, French, from fluctuate.

    Its fluctuations are but motions subservient, which winds, storms, shores, shelves, and every interjacency irregulates. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vii. c. 17.

    They were caused by the impulses and fluctuation of water in the bowels of the earth. John Woodward, Natural History.

    It will not hinder it from making a proselyte of a person, that loves fluctuation of judgment little enough to be willing to be eased of it by any thing but errour. Boyle.


  1. fluctuation

    Fluctuation refers to the continuous and often irregular variation or change in number, amount, value, position, or level, typically within certain limits. It could relate to changes in economy, weather, emotions, stocks, etc. Generally, fluctuation indicates instability or inconsistency over time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluctuationnoun

    a motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea

  2. Fluctuationnoun

    a wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion; fluctuations of prices

  3. Fluctuationnoun

    the motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion

  4. Etymology: [L. fluctuatio; cf. F. fluctuation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluctuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluctuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fluctuation in a Sentence

  1. Marcelo Montenegro:

    The aim is to buy between 2-4 tonnes of gold annually, in such a way that this can be refined and become monetary gold, gold has an erratic, volatile fluctuation, but it is a global security asset.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Every time you try to give command to buy or sale your share today, sbicap brokerage firm's web trading platform shows Page Unresponsive-You can wait for it to become responsive or exit the page This means some major rise or fall or fluctuation in stock market price will take place

  3. Chief Executive Joe Kaeser:

    No one at Siemens will leave because of a temporary fluctuation in activity.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Everyday, when there is o major fluctuation in share prices SBI securities web trading platform pages work without any error but other time especially during opening and closing session or sudden fall or rise of share prices its pages become unresponsive. Its a swindler like most brokers

  5. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner:

    We can see competition for talent between tech companies in Silicon Valley. It's the usual fluctuation and, yes, Bosch is also suffering in this respect at its research and development centre. But what I do not see as yet is an aggressive lobbying for our automotive experts here in Germany.

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