English edit

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of fluctuate

Adjective edit

fluctuating (comparative more fluctuating, superlative most fluctuating)

  1. Subject to irregular changes in quantity or quality.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter X, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 105:
      ...they sat down beside the hearth in the adjoining room, over which the embers of the wood-fire cast a fluctuating light; now the long shadows falling duskily around—now dispersing them with bursts of brilliant flame, as the lighter wood kindled into a short-lived blaze.

Noun edit

fluctuating (plural fluctuatings)

  1. A fluctuation.