Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A motion like that of waves; a waving; movement in different directions: as, the fluctuations of the sea.
  • noun Alternating action or movement; a wavering or varying course; mutation: as, the fluctuations of prices or of the funds; fluctuations of opinion.
  • noun In medicine, the alternating motion of pus or other fluids perceptible on palpation.
  • noun Synonyms and Oscillation, vacillation.
  • noun Produce; fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.
  • noun A wavering; unsteadiness
  • noun (Med.) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.
  • noun A wavering; unsteadiness.
  • noun The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artificial cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a wave motion
  • noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Etymologies

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From Latin fluctuationem, from fluctuare, from fluctus.

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