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fluc·tu·ate

 (flŭk′cho͞o-āt′)
intr.v. fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing, fluc·tu·ates
To vary irregularly, especially in amount: School enrollment has fluctuated from year to year.

[Latin flūctuāre, flūctuāt-, from flūctus, a flowing, from past participle of fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

fluc′tu·a′tion n.

fluctuate

(ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt)
vb
1. to change or cause to change position constantly; be or make unstable; waver or vary
2. (intr) to rise and fall like a wave; undulate
[C17: from Latin fluctuāre, from fluctus a wave, from fluere to flow]

fluc•tu•ate

(ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.i.
1. to change continually; vary irregularly; shift back and forth or up and down: Prices fluctuated wildly.
2. to move in waves; undulate.
v.t.
3. to cause to fluctuate.
[1625–35; < Latin fluctuātus to surge, derivative of fluctus wave, flood, derivative of fluere to flow]
fluc`tu•a′tion, n.

fluctuate


Past participle: fluctuated
Gerund: fluctuating

Imperative
fluctuate
fluctuate
Present
I fluctuate
you fluctuate
he/she/it fluctuates
we fluctuate
you fluctuate
they fluctuate
Preterite
I fluctuated
you fluctuated
he/she/it fluctuated
we fluctuated
you fluctuated
they fluctuated
Present Continuous
I am fluctuating
you are fluctuating
he/she/it is fluctuating
we are fluctuating
you are fluctuating
they are fluctuating
Present Perfect
I have fluctuated
you have fluctuated
he/she/it has fluctuated
we have fluctuated
you have fluctuated
they have fluctuated
Past Continuous
I was fluctuating
you were fluctuating
he/she/it was fluctuating
we were fluctuating
you were fluctuating
they were fluctuating
Past Perfect
I had fluctuated
you had fluctuated
he/she/it had fluctuated
we had fluctuated
you had fluctuated
they had fluctuated
Future
I will fluctuate
you will fluctuate
he/she/it will fluctuate
we will fluctuate
you will fluctuate
they will fluctuate
Future Perfect
I will have fluctuated
you will have fluctuated
he/she/it will have fluctuated
we will have fluctuated
you will have fluctuated
they will have fluctuated
Future Continuous
I will be fluctuating
you will be fluctuating
he/she/it will be fluctuating
we will be fluctuating
you will be fluctuating
they will be fluctuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fluctuating
you have been fluctuating
he/she/it has been fluctuating
we have been fluctuating
you have been fluctuating
they have been fluctuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fluctuating
you will have been fluctuating
he/she/it will have been fluctuating
we will have been fluctuating
you will have been fluctuating
they will have been fluctuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fluctuating
you had been fluctuating
he/she/it had been fluctuating
we had been fluctuating
you had been fluctuating
they had been fluctuating
Conditional
I would fluctuate
you would fluctuate
he/she/it would fluctuate
we would fluctuate
you would fluctuate
they would fluctuate
Past Conditional
I would have fluctuated
you would have fluctuated
he/she/it would have fluctuated
we would have fluctuated
you would have fluctuated
they would have fluctuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fluctuate - cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
fluctuate, vacillate, waver - move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
2.fluctuate - move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike patternfluctuate - move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
swing - alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
fluctuate - cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
3.fluctuate - be unstable; "The stock market fluctuates"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

fluctuate

verb
1. change, swing, vary, alter, hesitate, alternate, waver, veer, rise and fall, go up and down, ebb and flow, seesaw Body temperatures can fluctuate when you are ill.
2. shift, undulate, oscillate, vacillate the constantly fluctuating price of crude oil
Translations
kolísat

fluctuate

[ˈflʌktjʊeɪt] VI [cost] → oscilar; [prices, temperature] → fluctuar, oscilar
to fluctuate between [person] → vacilar entre

fluctuate

[ˈflʌktʃueɪt] vi
[level, temperature, weight] → varier, fluctuer
[price] → fluctuer

fluctuate

vischwanken; (in number also) → fluktuieren

fluctuate

[ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt] vi (cost, rate, speed) → fluttuare, oscillare; (person) he fluctuated between fear and excitementpassava da uno stato di paura a uno stato di eccitazione

fluc·tu·ate

vt. fluctuar, cambiar.

fluctuate

vi fluctuar, oscilar, variar
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Past now the bleeding of earthly regrets; past its fluctuations of hope, and fear, and desire; the human will, bent, and bleeding, and struggling long, was now entirely merged in the Divine.
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Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before--consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.
We can, also, see that any form represented by few individuals will, during fluctuations in the seasons or in the number of its enemies, run a good chance of utter extinction.
So, then the moon displays invariably the same face to the earth; nevertheless, to be quite exact, it is necessary to add that, in consequence of certain fluctuations of north and south, and of west and east, termed her libration, she permits rather more than half, that is to say, five-sevenths, to be seen.
in this interesting city); my outgivings and incomings; wind and weather; politics and public events; fluctuations in my own health; fluctuations in Mrs.