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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"

Wiktionary

  1. fluctuationnoun

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

    the fluctuations of the sea

    Etymology: From fluctuationem, from fluctuare, from fluctus.

  2. fluctuationnoun

    A wavering; unsteadiness.

    Etymology: From fluctuationem, from fluctuare, from fluctus.

  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.

    Etymology: From fluctuationem, from fluctuare, from fluctus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluctuationnoun

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

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

  2. Fluctuationnoun

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

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

  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

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

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  3. Chief Executive Joe Kaeser:

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

  4. Will Greenwood:

    I've often told my mates in the England dressing room that a World Cup final or a grand slam decider was a walk in the park compared to a sudden fluctuation in interest rates on the Liffe floor because that was all about survival.

  5. Marcelo Montenegro:

    Gold has an erratic, volatile fluctuation, but it is a global security asset.

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