HyperDic: fluctuation

English > 3 senses of the word fluctuation:
NOUNeventfluctuationa wave motion
eventfluctuation, variationan instance of change
attributefluctuation, waveringthe quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
fluctuation > pronunciation
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English > fluctuation: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA wave motion.
Example"the fluctuations of the sea"
Broaderwave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Verbsfluctuatemove or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
fluctuatecause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
English > fluctuation: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.
Narrowerallomerism(chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form
business cycle, trade cyclerecurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
daily variationfluctuations that occur between one day and the next
deviation, divergence, departure, differenceA variation that deviates from the standard or norm
diurnal variationfluctuations that occur during each day
substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switchAn event in which one thing is substituted for another
tideSomething that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
vicissitudeA variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishfluctuación, variación
Catalanfluctuació, variació
Verbsfluctuatemove or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
English > fluctuation: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being unsteady and subject to changes.
Example"he kept a record of price fluctuations"
NarrowerscintillationThe twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
Broaderirregularity, unregularitynot characterized by a fixed principle or rate
Spanishfluctuación, oscilación
Catalanfluctuació, oscil·lació
Verbsfluctuatebe unstable / unstable

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