Origin of fluctuation
Examples from the Web for fluctuation
Side effects may include recession, job contraction, 401(k) bruising, recurrent Dow fluctuation, and IRA bleeding.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers|P. J. O’Rourke|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His face, under the influence of this fluctuation of color, changed exceedingly, and improved in proportion as it changed.
If a dilated stomach contains considerable fluid and the abdominal walls are yielding, fluctuation may be perceived by palpation.
Such little incidents show us how taverns frequently denote the fluctuation of popular opinion.Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs|Samuel Adams Drake
Interest upon capital must be charged, and risk of fluctuation in the value of that which is to be received in payment added.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
This fluctuation is of more importance over short periods than in the long run.A Revision of the Treaty|John Maynard Keynes
British Dictionary definitions for fluctuation
Word Origin and History for fluctuation
mid-15c., from Middle French fluctuation (12c.) or directly from Latin fluctuationem (nominative fluctuatio) "a wavering, vacillation," noun of action from past participle stem of fluctuare "to undulate, to move in waves," from fluctus "wave, billow, surge," from past participle of fluere "to flow" (see fluent).