fluctuate fluctuate  /f ˈlək tʃə ˌweɪt/


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



  1. He reminds us that lots of things can cause the number to fluctuate.
  2. These prices are set in the nation's grain markets, which can fluctuate wildly on the basis of psychological factors, including all manner of rumors and speculations.
  3. Prices for prawn and hilsa, the preferred seafood of each community, fluctuate depending on the results of the clubs' matches.


  1. Gov. Jindal provides update on Geismar plant explosion

    Gov. Bobby Jindal confirmed one person is dead and 73 injured as a result of an explosion Thursday morning at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. He said the injured have been transported to local hospitals, including eight close to the explosion. "I want to emphasizes this number will fluctuate, these numbers will change, but the latest numbers are that 73 individuals have been taken to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Donaldsonville Chief

  2. Lehigh and Northampton counties to receive more than $540,000 from Marcellus Shale impact fee

    Lehigh and Northampton counties are getting more than $545,000 in Marcellus shale impact fees. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission announced that Lehigh County will receive $295,556.52, and Northampton County will get $249,942.70. Under Act 13 of 2012, impact fees are imposed on drilling companies extracting natural gas in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale regions. The fees fluctuate ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  3. FOMC Looms As EUR Bids Hang In Balance

    Asset class prices continue to fluctuate, mostly on the market's expectation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin tapering its massive quantitative easing (QE) program later this year. The degree of 'swaying volatility' has already tapered somewhat, on the back of last week's major positioning. Mind you, there are always a few last minute requirements that unnerve the weaker market positions ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "I think it's important over here as a keeper that your tempo's consistent, because you do get long, hot days and it can get quite draining," Haddin said. "You don't want to be high at the start and have low patches and fluctuate too much...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Brad Haddin Source: CricInfo.com

  2. "We all have concerns for obvious reasons but we are leaving it in the hands of the people who know what is going on," Collingwood said. "Your moods fluctuate all the time. What has happened over there is absolutely unbelievable but in the...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Paul Collingwood Source: Independent

  3. "With the running backs and our offensive game plans, you know those change and fluctuate week to week and even sometimes within the game," Belichick explained. "Depending on how we have our personnel grouped for a particular game or the...
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Bill Belichick Source: Patriots Insider

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