Fluctuates



[fluhk-choo-eyt] /ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt/

verb (used without object), fluctuated, fluctuating.
1.
to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly:
The price of gold fluctuated wildly last month.
2.
to move back and forth in waves.
verb (used with object), fluctuated, fluctuating.
3.
to cause to fluctuate.
/ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to change or cause to change position constantly; be or make unstable; waver or vary
2.
(intransitive) to rise and fall like a wave; undulate
v.

1630s, from Latin fluctuatus, past participle of fluctuare “to undulate” (see fluctuation). Related: Fluctuated; fluctuates; fluctuating.

fluctuate fluc·tu·ate (flŭk’chōō-āt’)
v. fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing, fluc·tu·ates

fluc’tu·a’tion n.

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