fluctuation fluctuation  /f ˌlək tʃu ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a wave motion
  2. (n) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  3. (n) the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Critics of taxes say that they're open to fluctuation and that certain industries can win exemptions, undermining a tax's efficacy.
  2. Owing to the incessant fluctuation of the rate of exchange, this year's commercial fair at Leipzig was run under considerable difficulties.
  3. I look for considerable fluctuation over the next six months.

News

  1. McDonald's Comeback: Menu Upgrade Leads To Strong May Sales

    McDonalds Corp. reported global same store sales climbed 2.6 percent in May but fell short of Wall Street expectations. Sales increased 3.6 percent in the month, or 5.2 percent, adjusted for currency fluctuation.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. McDonald's sales up more than 2% in May

    McDonalds Corp. reported global same store sales climbed 2.6 percent in May but fell short of Wall Street expectations. Sales increased 3.6 percent in the month, or 5.2 percent, adjusted for currency fluctuation.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Excessive fluctuation is never favourable for the Japanese and world economy," Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said. "We are concerned about the current situation with currencies fluctuating too much."
    on Mar 17, 2006 By: Nobutaka Machimura Source: 940 News

  2. "The losses have piled up. You knew it was going to be an up-and-down year, you knew there was going to be a fluctuation," basketball boss Kevin McHale said. "The problem is, when you hit the bottom of that thing, you lose your competitive...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Kevin McHale Source: SI.com

  3. "So even if there was some fluctuation--you give Japan more, you give the US more, what have you--you're going to end up with some shortages," added Hirai. "So I think that if we've done our jobs right and if we've been able to really have...
    on Aug 18, 2006 By: Kazuo Hirai Source: Gamasutra

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