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English noun: fluctuation

1. fluctuation (event) a wave motion

SamplesThe fluctuations of the sea.

Broader (hypernym)undulation, wave

2. fluctuation (event) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)allomerism, business cycle, daily variation, departure, deviation, difference, diurnal variation, divergence, permutation, replacement, substitution, switch, tide, trade cycle, transposition, vicissitude

3. fluctuation (attribute) the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes

SamplesHe kept a record of price fluctuations.


Broader (hypernym)irregularity, unregularity

Narrower (hyponym)scintillation

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