fluctuant

[fluhk-choo-uh nt]
See more synonyms for fluctuant on Thesaurus.com

Origin of fluctuant

1550–60; < Latin fluctuant- (stem of fluctuāns) (present participle of fluctuāre to undulate). See fluctuate, -ant
Related formsun·fluc·tu·ant, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for fluctuant

Historical Examples of fluctuant


British Dictionary definitions for fluctuant

fluctuant

adjective
  1. inclined to vary or fluctuate; unstable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fluctuant
adj.

1550s, from Latin fluctuantem (nominative fluctuans), present participle of fluctuare "to move in waves" (see fluctuation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper