Definition of Fluctuation

1. Noun. A wave motion. "The fluctuations of the sea"

Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Fluctuate, Fluctuate



2. Noun. An instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.

3. Noun. The quality of being unsteady and subject to changes. "He kept a record of price fluctuations"
Exact synonyms: Wavering
Generic synonyms: Irregularity, Unregularity
Specialized synonyms: Scintillation
Derivative terms: Fluctuate, Waver

Definition of Fluctuation

1. n. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea.

Definition of Fluctuation

1. Noun. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction. ¹

2. Noun. A wavering; unsteadiness. ¹

3. Noun. The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artificial cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fluctuation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fluctuation

1. 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. 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. Origin: L. Fluctuatio; cf. F. Fluctuation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Fluctuation

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1. Unemployment: A Problem of Industry by William Henry Beveridge Beveridge (1912)
"CYCLICAL fluctuation. Alternate rise and fall of average unemployed percentage ... fluctuation in the labour market part of general economic ebb and flow. ..."

2. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1858)
"For while the mean fluctuation for crime ranges from 4'81 to 12'82, the range of fluctuation for disease is from 4'25 to 153'97, or, excluding this last ..."

3. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"It is important at the outset to distinguish between fluctuation and ... Before leaving the subject of fluctuation it may be well to consider for a moment ..."

4. Applied Mechanics: An Elementary General Introduction to the Theory of by James Henry Cotterill (1895)
"A general method of procedure applicable with any given indicator diagram is explained at the end of this chapter. 108. fluctuation of Speed. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"Having thus explained the meaning of the terms " Mean fluctuation," and " Extreme fluctuation," the paper proceeds to a review of the several tables, ..."

6. Principles of Accounting by Stephen Gilman (1916)
"fluctuation AND DEPRECIATION At this point it should be clearly noted that there is a fundamental difference between depreciation and fluctuation. ..."

7. The London Medical Gazette (1835)
"There an be no doubt that when a fluctuation is bus accidentally produced, it might also * caused by the Hippocratic mode of ..."

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