fluctuation

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fluctuatiōnem, accusative singular of fluctuatiō, from fluctuō, from fluctus.

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Noun[edit]

fluctuation (plural fluctuations)

  1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.
    the fluctuations of the sea
  2. A wavering; unsteadiness.
    fluctuations of opinion
    fluctuations of prices
  3. In medicine, a wave-like motion or undulation of a fluid in a natural or abnormal cavity (e.g. pus in an abscess), which is felt during palpation or percussion.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fluctuatiōnem, accusative singular of fluctuatiō, from fluctuō, from fluctus.

Noun[edit]

fluctuation f (plural fluctuations)

  1. fluctuation