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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


Synonymsvariation


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.


Synonymswavering


Broader (hypernym)irregularity, unregularity


Narrower (hyponym)scintillation









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