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"fluctuate" in British English

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fluctuateverb [I]

uk   /ˈflʌk.tʃu.eɪt/  us   /ˈflʌk.tʃu.eɪt/
fluctuation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌflʌk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌflʌk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/
fluctuations inshareprices/the ​exchangerate/​temperature
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fluctuate" in American English

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fluctuateverb [I]

 us   /ˈflʌk·tʃuˌeɪt/
to ​change or ​varyfrequently between one ​level or thing and another: Vegetable ​prices fluctuate ​according to the ​season. I fluctuate between ​feeling really ​happy and ​utterlymiserable.
fluctuation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌflʌk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən/
[C] fluctuations in ​temperature [U] A ​certainamount of fluctuation in ​quality is ​unavoidable.
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fluctuate" in Business English

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fluctuateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈflʌktʃueɪt/
if ​prices, ​levels, or ​interestrates fluctuate, they go up and down: Inflation has fluctuated in recent months along with ​oilprices.fluctuate between sth and sth Dividend ​yields typically fluctuate between 4 ​percent and 6 ​percent.fluctuate with sth Over the past months, ​retailprices have fluctuated with ​marketconditions.prices/investments/profits fluctuate Traders on the New York Stock Exchange ​monitored their ​screens and took a wait-and-see ​approach as ​prices fluctuated.fluctuate wildly/significantly/slightly Shares have been fluctuating wildly in a ​volatilemarket.fluctuate from day to day/month to month/year to year Your ​cashflow fluctuates from ​year to ​year as your ​portfolioincreases or ​decreases.
(Definition of fluctuate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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