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
Related Words for fluctuatedseesaw, vary, veer, waver, oscillate, hesitate, shift, alternate, undulate, alter, wave, vibrate, swing, flutter, yo-yo
Examples from the Web for fluctuated
Contemporary Examples of fluctuated
Abortion sentiment has fluctuated over time, but not by very much, and it has gone both up and down in the decades since Roe.Did Legalizing Abortion Cause Single Motherhood to Spike?
January 25, 2013
Lionsgate's stock has fluctuated widely over the last few years, dipping below $5 and reaching as high as $11.Inside Icahn's Hollywood Gambit
March 23, 2010
Historical Examples of fluctuated
Now, as the cost of production in Germany fluctuated between £4 5s.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
During that year Henry's opinion on his work had fluctuated.A Great Man
In this case the King wavered and fluctuated in his mind what to do.Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Vol, II (of II)
John D. Carrick
Kembles opinion seems to have fluctuated; Saxons, i. 177 note, ii.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
During the 18th century, it fluctuated between the fourth magnitude and the second.Astronomy
Word Origin for fluctuate
1630s, from Latin fluctuatus, past participle of fluctuare "to undulate" (see fluctuation). Related: Fluctuated; fluctuates; fluctuating.