Fluctuation



[fluhk-choo-ey-shuh n] /ˌflʌk tʃuˈeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
continual change from one point or condition to another.
2.
wavelike motion; undulation.
3.
Genetics. a body variation due to environmental factors and not inherited.
/ˌflʌktjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
constant change; vacillation; instability
2.
undulation
3.
a variation in an animal or plant that is determined by environment rather than heredity
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French fluctuation (12c.) or directly from Latin fluctuationem (nominative fluctuatio) “a wavering, vacillation,” noun of action from past participle stem of fluctuare “to undulate, to move in waves,” from fluctus “wave, billow, surge,” from past participle of fluere “to flow” (see fluent).

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