fluctuating

adjective
fluc·​tu·​at·​ing | \ ˈflək-chə-ˌwā-tiŋ How to pronounce fluctuating (audio) , -chü-ˌā- \

Definition of fluctuating

: changing frequently and uncertainly a period of fluctuating temperatures/prices a fluctuating signal

First Known Use of fluctuating

1612, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluctuating was in 1612

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“Fluctuating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluctuating. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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