FLUCTUATION
. s. f.
Balancement d'un liquide. Il se dit particulièrement, en Médecine, Du mouvement d'un fluide épanché dans quelque tumeur, ou dans quelque partie du corps. En touchant cette tumeur, on sent qu'il y a fluctuation.   Il se dit aussi, figurément, pour Variation, défaut de fixité, de permanence, etc. La fluctuation des opinions, des sentiments. La fluctuation du prix des denrées, des effets publics.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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