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FLUCTUATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fluctuate mean? 

FLUCTUATE (verb)
  The verb FLUCTUATE has 3 senses:

1. cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
2. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
3. be unstable

  Familiarity information: FLUCTUATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUCTUATE (verb)


Sense 1fluctuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "fluctuate" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2fluctuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

fluctuate; vacillate; waver

Context example:

the line on the monitor vacillated

Hypernyms (to "fluctuate" is one way to...):

swing (alternate dramatically between high and low values)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3fluctuate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be unstable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The stock market fluctuates

Hypernyms (to "fluctuate" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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