Fluctuant vs. Fluctuation

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  • Fluctuant (adjective)

    That fluctuates, or causes fluctuation

  • Fluctuant (adjective)

    Used to describe a fluid-filled structure, such as an palpated

  • Fluctuation (noun)

    A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction.

    “the fluctuations of the sea”

  • Fluctuation (noun)

    A wavering; unsteadiness.

    “fluctuations of opinion”

    “fluctuations of prices”

  • Fluctuation (noun)

    In medicine, a wave-like motion or undulation of a fluid in a natural or abnormal cavity (e.g. pus in an abscess), which is felt during palpation or percussion.

  • Fluctuant (adjective)

    fluctuating; unstable.

  • Fluctuation (noun)

    an irregular rising and falling in number or amount; a variation

    “fluctuations in the yearly values could be caused by a variety of factors”

    “the current fluctuation in energy prices”

Oxford Dictionary

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