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Pronunciation:  `flukchoo'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being unsteady and subject to fluctuations; "he kept a record of price fluctuations"
  2. [n]  an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  3. [n]  a wave motion; "the fluctuations of the sea"

FLUCTUATION is a 11 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: variation, wavering
 See Also: allomerism, alteration, business cycle, change, daily variation, departure, deviation, difference, diurnal variation, divergence, irregularity, modification, permutation, replacement, scintillation, substitution, switch, tide, trade cycle, transposition, undulation, unregularity, vicissitude, wave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fluc`tu*a"tion\, n. [L. fluctuatio; cf. F.
1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that
   direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea.

2. A wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion;
   fluctuations of prices.

3. (Med.) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a
   natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is
   subjected to pressure or percussion. --Dunglison.

Thesaurus Terms
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