fluctuate


fluctuate
verb
ADVERB
considerably, greatly
dramatically, widely, wildly

Prices have fluctuated wildly in recent years.

constantly

constantly fluctuating patterns

PREPOSITION
according to

Traffic congestion fluctuates according to the time of day.

around

The number of students fluctuates around 100.

between

The number of unemployed fluctuates between two and three million.

Fluctuate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑currency, ↑fortune, ↑population, ↑price, ↑rate, ↑weight

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  • fluctuate — fluc‧tu‧ate [ˈflʌktʆueɪt] verb [intransitive] if prices, income, rates etc fluctuate, they change, increasing or falling often or regularly: • Dealers know that prices fluctuate and that capital losses can be expected. fluctuate around • The… …   Financial and business terms

  • Fluctuate — Fluc tu*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fluctuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fluctuating}.] [L. fluctuatus, p. p. of fluctuare, to wave, fr. fluctus wave, fr. fluere, fluctum, to flow. See {Fluent}, and cf. {Flotilla}.] 1. To move as a wave; to roll hither… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fluctuate — Fluc tu*ate, v. t. To cause to move as a wave; to put in motion. [R.] [1913 Webster] And fluctuate all the still perfume. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fluctuate — [fluk′cho͞o āt΄] vi. fluctuated, fluctuating [< L fluctuatus, pp. of fluctuare < fluctus, a flowing, wave < pp. stem of fluere, to flow < IE * bhleu , to swell up, flow (> BLUSTER) < base * bhel , to swell up > BALL1] 1. to… …   English World dictionary

  • fluctuate — I verb alter, alternate, be changeful, be intermittent, be periodic, be unsteady, change, change continuously, fluctuare, intermit, move in waves, pendulate, rise and fall, shift, show variety, swing, vary, wave, waver II index beat (pulsate),… …   Law dictionary

  • fluctuate — 1630s, from L. fluctuatus, pp. of fluctuare to undulate (see FLUCTUATION (Cf. fluctuation)). Related: Fluctuated; fluctuates; fluctuating …   Etymology dictionary

  • fluctuate — oscillate, *swing, sway, vibrate, pendulate, waver, undulate Analogous words: alternate, iotate: waver, vacillate (see HESITATE) Contrasted words: fix, *set, establish, settle: resolve, determine, *decide …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fluctuate — [v] vacillate, change alter, alternate, be undecided, blow hot and cold*, ebb and flow, flutter, go up and down*, hem and haw*, hesitate, oscillate, rise and fall*, seesaw*, shift, swing, undulate, vary, veer, vibrate, wave, waver, yo yo*;… …   New thesaurus

  • fluctuate — ► VERB ▪ rise and fall irregularly in number or amount. DERIVATIVES fluctuation noun. ORIGIN Latin fluctuare undulate , from fluere to flow …   English terms dictionary

  • fluctuate — 01. The value of the Canadian dollar has been [fluctuating] between 65 and 67 cents American for the last few months. 02. You can expect minor [fluctuations] in your weight during the time you are doing heavy exercise. 03. His temperature has… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • fluctuate — v. 1) (D; intr.) to fluctuate between 2) (D; intr.) to fluctuate with (his mood fluctuates with the weather) * * * [ flʌktʃʊeɪt] (D; intr.) to fluctuate between (D;intr.) to fluctuate with (his mood fluctuates with the weather) …   Combinatory dictionary


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