Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fluctuation

3 senses of fluctuation

Sense 1
fluctuation -- (a wave motion; "the fluctuations of the sea")
       => wave, undulation -- ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth)

Sense 2
variation, fluctuation -- (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 3
fluctuation, wavering -- (the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes; "he kept a record of price fluctuations")
       => irregularity, unregularity -- (not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals)

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