fluctuation

  • 1 fluctuation — [ flyktɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. fluctuatio, de fluctuare « flotter » 1 ♦ Rare Mouvement alternatif comparable à l agitation des flots. ⇒ balancement, oscillation. 2 ♦ Fig. (surtout au plur.) Variations successives en sens contraire. ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Fluctuation — Fluc tu*a tion, n. [L. fluctuatio; cf. F. fluctuation.] 1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea. [1913 Webster] 2. A wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion; fluctuations of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fluctuation — mid 15c., from M.Fr. fluctuation (12c.) or directly from L. fluctuationem (nom. fluctuatio) a wavering, vacillation, noun of action from pp. stem of fluctuare to undulate, to move in waves, from fluctus wave, billow, surge, from pp. of fluere to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Fluctuation — Fluctuation, lat. dtsch., das Wogen, Schwanken; fluctuiren, schwanken …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 5 fluctuation — index hesitation, indecision Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 fluctuation — A price or interest rate change. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * fluctuation fluc‧tu‧a‧tion [ˌflʌktʆuˈeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] the movement of prices, income, rates etc as they increase and fall: • Fluctuations in profits… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 fluctuation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, large, wide, wild ▪ local, minor, small ▪ rapid ▪ …

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  • 8 FLUCTUATION — s. f. Balancement d un liquide. Il se dit particulièrement, en Médecine, Du mouvement d un fluide épanché dans quelque tumeur, ou dans quelque partie du corps. En touchant cette tumeur, on sent qu il y a fluctuation.   Il se dit aussi, figurément …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 9 FLUCTUATION — n. f. Variation, défaut de fixité, de permanence. La fluctuation des opinions, des sentiments. La fluctuation du prix des denrées, des effets publics. Il signifie aussi, en termes de Médecine, Mouvement ondulatoire que l’on communique à un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 10 fluctuation — fluc|tu|a|tion [ˌflʌktʃuˈeıʃən] n [U and C] a change in a price, amount, level etc = ↑variation fluctuation in ▪ the fluctuation in interest rates ▪ Prices are subject to fluctuation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 fluctuation — UK [ˌflʌktʃuˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fluctuation : singular fluctuation plural fluctuations frequent changes in the amount, value, or level of something Even a minor fluctuation in the water temperature can affect… …

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  • 12 fluctuation — /fluk chooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. continual change from one point or condition to another. 2. wavelike motion; undulation. 3. Genetics. a body variation due to environmental factors and not inherited. [1400 50; late ME < L fluctuation (s. of… …

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  • 13 fluctuation — fliuktuacija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Atsitiktinio dydžio vertės nuokrypis nuo jo vidutinės vertės, pvz.: slėgio fliuktuacija, elektros srovės stiprio fliuktuacija, įtampos fluktuacija. atitikmenys: angl.… …

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  • 14 fluctuation — fliuktuacija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nereguliarus laikinis dydžio kitimas tarp dviejų ribinių verčių. atitikmenys: angl. fluctuation vok. Fluktuation, f; Schwankung, f rus. флуктуация, f pranc. fluctuation, f …

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  • 15 fluctuation — fliuktuacija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. fluctuation vok. Fluktuation, f; Schwankung, f rus. флуктуация, f pranc. fluctuation, f …

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  • 16 fluctuation — 1. The act of fluctuating. 2. A wavelike motion felt on palpating a cavity with nonrigid walls, especially one containing fluid. SYN: fluctuance. * * * fluc·tu·a·tion .flək chə wā shən n 1) a motion like that of waves esp the wavelike motion of a …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 fluctuation — (flu ktu a sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Agitation, alternatives de ce qui est comparé à un flot. La rente éprouve de grandes fluctuations. Les fluctuations de l opinion. Ce sont les fluctuations de la prospérité publique qui… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 fluctuation — fluc|tu|a|tion [ ,flʌktʃu eıʃn ] noun count or uncount frequent changes in the amount, value, or level of something: Even a minor fluctuation in the water temperature can affect the fish …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 fluctuation — noun a natural fluctuation in temperature Syn: variation, change, shift, alteration, swing, movement, oscillation, alternation, rise and fall, seesawing, yo yoing, instability, unsteadiness Ant: stability …

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  • 20 fluctuation — n. the characteristic feeling of a wave motion produced in a fluid filled part of the body by an examiner s fingers. If fluctuation is present when a swelling is examined, this is an indication that there is fluid within it and that the swelling… …

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