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fluctuation (n.)

mid-15c., from Old French fluctuacion (12c.) or directly from Latin fluctuationem (nominative fluctuatio) "a wavering, vacillation," noun of action from past-participle stem of fluctuare "to undulate, to move in waves," from fluctus "a wave, billow, surge, a flowing," from past participle of fluere "to flow" (see fluent).

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Definitions of fluctuation from WordNet

fluctuation (n.)
a wave motion;
the fluctuations of the sea
fluctuation (n.)
an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change;
Synonyms: variation
fluctuation (n.)
the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes;
he kept a record of price fluctuations
Synonyms: wavering
From wordnet.princeton.edu

Dictionary entries near fluctuation

Floyd

flu

flub

fluctuant

fluctuate

fluctuation

flue

fluency

fluent

fluff

fluffy