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fluctuate

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈflʌk.tju.eɪt/
C2 to change, especially continuously and between one level or thing and another: Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season. Her wages fluctuate between £150 and £200 a week. Her weight fluctuates wildly. fluctuating prices
fluctuation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌflʌk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən/
fluctuations in share prices/the exchange rate/temperature
Translations of “fluctuate”
in Vietnamese biến động…
in Thai ผันผวน…
in Malaysian turun-naik…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指持續)波動,起伏不定…
in Indonesian berfluktuasi, berubah-ubah…
in Russian колебаться…
in Turkish değişmek, değişimi sürdürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指持续)波动,起伏不定…
in Polish wahać się, fluktuować…
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