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Definition 1: the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fluctuation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he kept a record of price fluctuations

Synonyms for fluctuation in the sense of this definition

(fluctuation is a kind of ...) not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight

Definition 2: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for fluctuation in the sense of this definition

(fluctuation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

"the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) (chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

"the deviation from the mean"

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) an event in which one thing is substituted for another

"the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) fluctuations that occur between one day and the next

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) fluctuations that occur during each day

(... is a kind of fluctuation ) something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)

"a rising tide of popular interest"

Definition 3: a wave motion - [noun denoting event]

Samples where fluctuation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fluctuations of the sea

(fluctuation is a kind of ...) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

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