fluct-, flucti-, -flux, flu-, flum-, -fluent, -fluence
(Latin: flow, flowing; moving in a continuous and smooth way; wave, moving back and forth)
2. Easily dissolving.
3. Flowing away on all sides; not fixed.
2. Something, often an immaterial substance or intangible influence, that flows out from a source.
3. That which flows or issues from any body or substance; issue; efflux.
2. Liquid waste matter that results from sewage treatment or industrial processing; especially, such waste liquid released into waterways: "The factory up the river has been accused of discharging effluents into the river."
2. Characterized as odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter.
3. Etymology: from Latin effluere. "to flow out"; from ex- "out of, from within" + fluere, "to flow".
2. An unpleasant smell or harmful fumes usually given off by waste or decaying matter.
3. A slight or invisible exhalation or vapor; especially, one that is disagreeable or noxious.
2. Something that flows out of something else.
3. The passing away, or an expiration, of something; such as, time.
2. A measure of time-integrated particle flux, expressed in particles per square centimeter.
It is used for electrons in electron irradiation and for neutrons in connection with the effects of nuclear radiation on electronic components.
2. A fuse; such as, the radio proximity fuse, set off by an electronic device incorporated within it.
A fuse that detonates a warhead when the target is within some specified region near the fuse.
Radio, radar, photoelectric, or other devices may be used as activating elements.
Long stems of grass or grain growing on the fields show a great amount of fluctuability when the wind blows and causes the long stems to turn in all directions.
2. Undulating, or moving, or seeming to move in waves; wavering; unsteady.
3. Moving or shaped like a wave.
2. Frequently changing the level, strength, or value of something that is higher or lower: Oil prices have fluctuated throughout the year.
President Trump's popularity has fluctuated during his term in office.3. To change or to vary often and in an irregular manner; to waver; to be unsteady: David's small boat fluctuated quite a bit on the turbulent sea and sometimes almost turned over.
4. Etymology: from Latin fluctus, "a wave" and means "to move like a wave with alternate rising and falling".
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2. A wavelike motion like that of waves; undulation; a moving in this and that direction; as the fluctuations of the sea.
3. A change in wave motion; such as, a variation in the water level from the normal sea level that is not caused by tide-producing forces.
4. A wavering; unsteadiness; such as, fluctuations of opinion.
5. A rising and falling suddenly; as fluctuations of prices or of monetary funds.
2. A passage for smoke in a chimney, leading from the fireplace to the top of the chimney, or into another passage; such as, a chimney with four flues.
3. Etymology: from 1582 flew; of uncertain origin; possibly with the meaning of "flow, blow steadily" from Middle English flouen and found in Old English flowan and with Old French fluie, "stream".