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  • n. Plural form of fluctuation.

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Examples

  • macrometeorology and climatology should be shown by experiment to be ruled by clearly separated processes, In particular there should exist at least one time span àƒÅ½à‚» on the order of one lifetime that is both long enough for micrometeorological fluctuations to be averaged out and short enough to avoid climate fluctuations…

    Unthreaded #18 « Climate Audit

  • On what he called fluctuations in the currency markets, he said the weakening of the rand could be attributed to the strength of the US dollar against all other currencies.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We analyze our operating performance primarily by revenues from our hotel properties, net of operating, administrative and financing expenses which are not directly impacted by short term fluctuations in the market value of our hotel properties.

  • Buffett has long said that he has no ability to predict short term fluctuations in the stock market.

  • In climate models I'd expect lots of details too, dunno what, but at a guess, perhaps statistical patterns in fluctuations and correlations of expected temperature, humidity, and wind as a function of position, altitude, and time of day and year.

    Climate Bet Details, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "These are short-term fluctuations and the results from various auctions are quite dramatically different," said Anthony Thomas , a senior analyst in the sovereign risk group.

    Yields Fall at Portugal's T-Bill Sale

  • A friend of mine who was in town recently - a physicist from Maryland specializing in solar studies - summed it up pretty well when he said there's no question human activities have some effect on the earth, but the degree to which people are applying limited observations to describe fluctuations is questionable.

    Stop the presses (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Speaking on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Molycorp Chief Executive Mark Smith said, "Although there may some some short-term fluctuations and impact related to recent speculation in China, we remain very, very bullish on the prices of these materials."

    Rare-Earths Prices Appear to Soften

  • Market participants are mixed on whether the crude is just suffering a series of short-term fluctuations--or the beginning of a longer-term pullback.

    Oil Futures Fall to 3-Week Lows

  • Many economists believe that, looking beyond the near-term fluctuations, the market is likely to be sluggish at best, given the variety of pressures on house prices.

    U.K. House Prices Climb

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  • Wretched.

    September 11, 2007

  • *groan*

    September 11, 2007

  • Mmmmm, racism. ;-)

    September 10, 2007

  • I had a bunch of Canadian dollars I needed to exchange, so I went
    to the currency exchange window at the local bank.

    Short line. Just one lady in front of me . . an Asian lady who was trying to exchange yen for dollars and she was a little irritated.

    She asked the teller, "Why it change? Last month, I get two hunat dolla fo yen. Today I get hunat eighty? Why it change?"

    The teller shrugged his shoulders and said, "Fluctuations."

    The Asian lady yelled back, "Fluc you white people, too!"

    September 10, 2007