Definition of fluctuant in English:


Line breaks: fluc¦tu|ant
Pronunciation: /ˈflʌktjʊənt


literary or • technical
  • Fluctuating; unstable.
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    • From where he lay on the end of the dock, the river was like fluctuant diamond-paned glass of two colors, olive green and steel blue, leaded together by wavering white stitches of sun.
    • What matters is their interpretability, the meanings they attract, their fluctuant interpretive magnetism.


mid 16th century: from Old French 'undulating', from Latin fluctuare 'undulate'.

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