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Spell Check of fluctuate

Correct spelling: fluctuate

Definition of fluctuate:

1) cause to fluctuate or move in a wave- like pattern

2) be unstable; have ups and downs; " The stock market fluctuates"

3) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; " the line on the monitor vacillated"

Common misspellings for fluctuate:

  • fluxuate (37%)
  • flucuate (31%)
  • fluctate (7%)
  • flutuate (5%)
  • fluctaute (4%)
  • flexuate (4%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for fluctuate:

1) The number of stars known to be variable is about 400, while a considerable number of others are " suspected," and it would not be surprising if a large fraction of all the stars should be found to fluctuate a little in brightness. - "A Text-Book of Astronomy", George C. Comstock.

2) An exquisite spring morning, with wet earth, rising mists, and shafts of pure, warm sunlight, made her sing like the forest birds all about her, but even on the coldest and blackest of winter nights, when the storm made the lamp- light fluctuate alarmingly, and trees creaked over the cabin, she would look up from the piano to say contentedly: " Well, I'd rather be here than anywhere else, anyway!" - "Sisters", Kathleen Norris.

3) Nor did this fluctuate enough to make the record exciting. - "The Blue Pavilions", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.

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