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fluctuate between (something) and (something)

To move or shift between two things. Would you leave the thermostat alone? The temperature in here is only fluctuating between 70 and 72 anyway.
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fluctuate with (something)

To change as influenced by something in particular. My moods always seem to fluctuate with my hormone levels.
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fluctuate between (someone and someone else)

to waver between choosing one person and another. I am fluctuating between Sam and Tony as my choice. The manager fluctuated between Mary and Sarah as the new assistant.
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fluctuate between (something and something else)

to move between one thing and another; to change from one thing to another. Things seemed to fluctuate between the very good and the very bad. The temperature in here fluctuates between too hot and too cold.
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fluctuate with something

to vary in accord with something. The tides fluctuate with the phase of the moon. Frank's blood pressure fluctuates with his mood.
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The error rate of our approach is much lower than that of RAMA in fluctuant workloads, because RAMA is not suitable for dynamic workloads.
where [y.sub.ti] and [y.sub.wi] are the trend and climate fluctuant yields of winter wheat for the ith year, respectively.
After 3 months of fluconazole treatment, the dog's energy level had improved and the cutaneous lesion was no longer draining, although there was a fluctuant subcutaneous swelling at the site of the previous tract.
A large fluctuant, non-tender swelling was seen on the postero-medial part of the lower two-thirds of the right arm.
La technique d'implantologie dentaire n'est pas tres demandee en Algerie, a cause de ses couts fluctuant entre 80.000 et 120.000 DA pour un seul implant sans compter les autres frais, a soutenu, a ce propos, le chirurgien-dentiste Dr Hamid Khettab, en marge d'une journee d'etude sur le sujet.
Bacterial infections can cause abscesses or carbuncles on the scalp with tender and fluctuant changes that can also be accompanied by fever.
There was a huge fluctuant nontender, nonpulsatile swelling with ill-defined margin in right paravertebral region extending from infrascapular area up to right loin [Figure 1].
The employment rate increased in the EU28 during 2000-2007, while it was fluctuant in Romania.
Our patient was a 42-year-old woman who presented with a painless fluctuant swelling in the right side of her neck.
SCFN usually presents as circumscribed, erythematous, indurated nodules and plaques on fat-bearing areas such as face, chest, back, buttocks, arms, and thighs; fluctuant skin lesion was rarely reported.
Local examination revealed a solitary spherical swelling of 8x4 cm dimensions on the lateral aspect of the sole of the right foot which was non tender, firm and non fluctuant. The overlying skin was thickened with healed linear ulcers.
(3) It presents as a very painful, fluctuant swelling, with lateral or paramedian localization.
Audiologic and metabolic findings in 90 patients with fluctuant hearing loss.