Definition of 'fluctuation'
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Investors were more concerned about the here and now, he said, and fluctuations in the price of the yellow metal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were substantial fluctuations in temperature last week. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It also has the disadvantage of wide and often wild fluctuations of temperature and humidity. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)In the normal world tiny quantum fluctuations come and go and we are none the wiser. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But a genuine owner is not particularly interested in the fluctuations of the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Property is fraught with problems because of the fluctuations in prices. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The race was on to find tiny fluctuations in the signal that would account for our own existence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Unlike greenhouses, they avoid wide fluctuations of temperature in the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thus this mechanism attempts to avoid erratic short-term fluctuations in price. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)It is not just used-car dealers that see price fluctuations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Investors should drip in monthly, benefiting from price fluctuations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It needs to be kept in a stable environment, without extreme fluctuations in temperature or humidity and out of direct sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Surely it makes sense to own some of that production - if only to act as a hedge against fluctuations in wholesale prices? Times, Sunday Times (2010)His difficulties included unreliable quality, the need to follow and predict price fluctuations, and sluggish cash flow. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Smaller, less liquid life companies are more likely to impose such restrictions, as they are more vulnerable to big fluctuations in share values. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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