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Fluctuation

A price or interest rate change.
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Fluctuation

A change to a price or interest rates. Prices may fluctuate according to supply and demand. Interest rates may do the same, but their fluctuations are usually more regulated.
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For instance, a dog barking on the day of the test, a severe flu season, or one particularly disruptive student in class could cause scores to fluctuate, There may be other sources of volatility that are more related to the educational mission of a school, such as the favorable chemistry between a teacher and a particular group of students or teacher turnover, Whatever the source of variation, single-year changes in test performance are very unreliable indicators of where a school is headed over the long term.
As market conditions fluctuate, Caixa Catalunya will have access to the appropriate level of information technology resources and support -- adding resources during periods of high demand and reducing resources during low demand."
Japanese Finance Minister Kiichi Miyazawa has called for reforming the current floating exchange rate mechanism, under which currency rates have been allowed to fluctuate wildly at the whim of global speculators.
On April 18, the Bundesbank announced that it would cut its discount and Lombard rates, effectively lowering the range within which German money market rates fluctuate. Although the key repurchase rate remained fixed at 3.3 percent, the change in official rates spurred expectations that cuts in the repurchase rate would follow in subsequent weeks.
Under the DOL regulations, an employer may compensate nonexempt employees whose work hours fluctuate each week at an overtime rate of 50 percent of the regular hourly rate (29 CFR Section 778.114(a)).
When hormone levels fluctuate, the brain's sensitivity to serotonin changes, so the amount you needed before may no longer be enough - in effect, the hormones have tinkered with the wiring.
First, to make sure that HPc doesn't fluctuate simply because of body temperature or light, the researchers kept a group of chipmunks in cold and darkness year-round.
Answer: Let's start with calculating overtime for nonexempt, salaried employees whose hours do not fluctuate. As you mentioned, overtime for salaried employees is usually calculated by dividing the annual salary by 52 to get the weekly rate, and then dividing that amount by the number of hours the salary is intended to compensate for the week.
A diversified portfolio should fluctuate less as losses from some investments are offset by gains in others.
Like other forms of scrap, steel cans fluctuate in availability as well as price.
The Don't Hold Your Breath hitmaker, who is known for her trim and toned physique, admitted her weight tends to fluctuate between her having a "superhero" attitude and being a little more "relaxed" about her figure.