considerable, large, wide, wild
local, minor, small
cyclical, periodic, seasonal

seasonal fluctuations in the demand for fuel

annual, daily
climatic, hormonal, temperature
currency, economic, exchange-rate, market, price
cause, produce

factors which cause these exchange-rate fluctuations

be subject to, experience

The number of students can be subject to considerable fluctuation.


the climatic fluctuations that have occurred over the last ten years

cause sth
fluctuation in

There have been wide fluctuations in oil prices in recent years.

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