verb (used without object), fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing.
verb (used with object), fluc·tu·at·ed, fluc·tu·at·ing.
Origin of fluctuate
Synonyms for fluctuate
Examples from the Web for fluctuate
Contemporary Examples of fluctuate
Student newspapers tend to fluctuate between male and female editorships.Why Women Trail Men on Campus
Rebecca Davis O'Brien
March 21, 2011
Historical Examples of fluctuate
The face of the ground seems to fluctuate and toss like billows of the sea.Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant
And even if each marries its own kind, the number of children will fluctuate.
They are such as are not likely to fluctuate greatly in amount.Up To Date Business
I do not think they will; they may, however, fluctuate a little.Letters to his mother, Ann Borrow
So that if God do not change (which is impossible), then my hope shall not fluctuate.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Word Origin for fluctuate
1630s, from Latin fluctuatus, past participle of fluctuare "to undulate" (see fluctuation). Related: Fluctuated; fluctuates; fluctuating.