Rise and fall irregularly in number or amount: trade with other countries tends to fluctuate from year to year (as adjective fluctuating) a fluctuating level of demand
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- It also shows a person's ability to govern and fluctuate between rising and falling.
- They stare into an infinite chasm that opens up in the face of using a limited amount of notes that fluctuate from serene moments to bawling noise storms.
- This means that the absolute amount of re-synthesized sucrose fluctuates considerably with fruit age, by as much as a factor of 3.
mid 17th century (earlier ( late Middle English) as fluctuation): from Latin fluctuat- 'undulated', from the verb fluctuare, from fluctus 'flow, current, wave', from fluere 'to flow'.