Definition of fluctuant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflʌktjʊənt/


literary or technical
Fluctuating; unstable.
Example sentences
  • 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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