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Word: fluctuate

Definition: waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly


Sentences Containing 'fluctuate'

Although views fluctuate somewhat in response to geopolitical issues (such as the invasion of Iraq), Americans regard modern Germany as an ally and few hold anti-German sentiments.
Another area of concern is California, where recovery began to fluctuate or decline in the late 1990s.
For example, in a Complete Market framework, given that agents can fully insure against idiosyncratic risks, each individual’s consumption must fluctuate as much as anyone else’s, and the relative position in terms wealth distribution of an individual should not vary much over time.
However, because the rainfall is extremely erratic — at Hughenden itself it has ranged from in 1926 to in 1950 — droughts and floods are normal and stock number fluctuate greatly.
Image differencing techniques are commonly used in astronomy to locate objects that fluctuate in brightness or move against the star field.
In the mean time, the temporary and occasional price of corn may frequently be double one year of what it had been the year before, or fluctuate, for example, from five-and-twenty to fifty shillings the quarter.
Its coastal nature and tropical location ensures temperatures won't fluctuate much throughout the year, the mean average of 27.2 °C and average precipitation of 242.2 cm (95.35 inches).
Ivan's strength continued to fluctuate as it moved west on September 11, and the storm attained its highest winds of 165 mph (270 km/h) as it passed within of Grand Cayman.
Osiris discovers that the deaths he caused have corrupted Isis' soul, causing her to fluctuate between her normal personality and a cruel callous one.
Patients' vision will seem to fluctuate over a period of months, driving them to change lens prescriptions frequently, but as the condition worsens, contact lenses are required in the majority of cases.
Since it is fairly close to the equator, the temperature does not fluctuate much between winter and summer.
The mating season occurs at the end of the rainy season, which can fluctuate slightly according to the region and climate.
The money price of labour, as I shall endeavour to shew hereafter, does not fluctuate from year to year with the money price of corn, but seems to be everywhere accommodated, not to the temporary or occasional, but to the average or ordinary price of that necessary of life.
The native state of the B domain, deviates a lot since its inter-helical angles fluctuate.
The price of such commodities, therefore, varies not only with the variations of demand, but with the much greater and more frequent variations of quantity, and is consequently extremely fluctuating; but the profit of some of the dealers must necessarily fluctuate with the price of the commodities.
The primary source of error in capacitance measurements is stray capacitance, which if not guarded against, may fluctuate between roughly 10 pF and 10 nF.
The public smog atmospheric park consists of two areas which fluctuate in size and location.
The regions are fixed over time while the districts fluctuate with electoral redistricting.
Typically, concierge companies will bill on an hourly rate, and depending upon the type of task, fees can fluctuate drastically.

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