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fluctuate Explained

fluctuate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fluctuate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: fluctuare, from fluere; FLUENT]// if a price or amount fluctuates, it keeps changing and becoming higher and lower// vary// fluctuate between// --Prices were volatile, fluctuating between $20 and $40.// fluctuate around// --The number of children in the school fluctuates around 100.// --Insect populations fluctuate wildly from year to year.//

fluctuate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "fluctuate":
alternate, back and fill, bob, bobble, careen, change,
chop and change, coggle, dangle, dither, ebb and flow, equivocate,
flounder, flutter, go through phases, intermit, lack regularity,
librate, lurch, nutate, oscillate, pendulate, pitch, recur, reel,
resonate, return, reverse, ring the changes, rock, roll, seesaw,
shake, shift, shilly-shally, shuffle, stagger, swag, sway, swing,
teeter, teeter-totter, tergiversate, toss, totter, turn, vacillate,
vary, vibrate, wag, waggle, wave, waver, wax and wane, wobble

fluctuate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Changeableness): fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, oscillate, alternate.

[V] (Oscillation): oscillate, vibrate, alternate, pulsate, beat, fluctuate.

fluctuate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[V] ~ (between A and B) to change frequently in size, amount, quality, etc., especially from one extreme to another:
fluctuating prices * During the crisis, oil prices fluctuated between $20 and $40 a barrel. * Temperatures can fluctuate by as much as 10 degrees. * The documentary follows the fluctuating fortunes of one marketing company. * My weight fluctuated wildly depending on how much I ate. * My mood seems to fluctuate from day to day. * The rate of inflation has been fluctuating around 4% for some time.
fluctuation of sth):
wild fluctuations in interest rates

Fluctuate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fluctuate \Fluc"tu*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fluctuated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Fluctuating}.] [L. fluctuatus, p. p. of
fluctuare, to wave, fr. fluctus wave, fr. fluere, fluctum, to
flow. See {Fluent}, and cf. {Flotilla}.]
1. 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. --Blackmore.

2. To move now in one direction and now in another; to be
wavering or unsteady; to be irresolute or undetermined; to

Syn: To waver; vacillate; hesitate; scruple.

Usage: To {Fluctuate}, {Vacillate}, {Waver}. -- Fluctuate is
applied both to things and persons and denotes that
they move as they are acted upon. The stocks
fluctuate; a man fluctuates between conflicting
influences. Vacillate and waver are applied to persons
to represent them as acting themselves. A man
vacillates when he goes backward and forward in his
opinions and purposes, without any fixity of mind or
principles. A man wavers when he shrinks back or
hesitates at the approach of difficulty or danger. One
who is fluctuating in his feelings is usually
vacillating in resolve, and wavering in execution.

Fluctuate \Fluc"tu*ate\, v. t.
To cause to move as a wave; to put in motion. [R.]

And fluctuate all the still perfume. --Tennyson.

fluctuate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: cause to fluctuate or move in a wave-like pattern
2: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern;
"the line on the monitor vacillated" [syn: {vacillate}, {waver}]
3: be unstable; have ups and downs; "The stock market

fluctuate at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-verb » fluctuat|ing
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To vary irregularly; to swing.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To undulate.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To cause to vary irregularly.


      Inter: trans-top » to vary irregularly; to swing

  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|fluctuar
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kolísat
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|heilahdella, Inter: t+ » fi|vaihdella, Inter: t- » fi|heitellä, Inter: t+ » fi|aaltoilla

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fluctuer
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|schwanken, Inter: t+ » de|fluktuieren
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ingadozik
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|svinge, Inter: t- » no|fluktuere

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to undulate
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|fluctuar
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|onduler

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hullámzik

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to cause to vary irregularly
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: la-verb-form » fluctuāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » fluctuo|fluctuō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: et » fluctuate
    Translation: el » fluctuate
    Translation: fr » fluctuate
    Translation: ko » fluctuate
    Translation: io » fluctuate
    Translation: kn » fluctuate
    Translation: lt » fluctuate
    Translation: hu » fluctuate
    Translation: mg » fluctuate
    Translation: ml » fluctuate
    Translation: my » fluctuate
    Translation: pl » fluctuate
    Translation: fi » fluctuate
    Translation: sv » fluctuate
    Translation: ta » fluctuate
    Translation: te » fluctuate
    Translation: vi » fluctuate
    Translation: zh » fluctuate