- Volume is the level at which something is heard or the amount of space that something takes up.
- An example of volume is how loud the radio is.
- An example of volume is how much water a glass can hold.
A person adjusts the volume on their car radio.
- Historical a roll of parchment, a scroll, etc.
- a collection of written, typewritten, or printed sheets bound together; book
- any of the separate books making up a matched set or a complete work
- a set of the issues of a periodical over a fixed period of time, usually a year
- the amount of space occupied in three dimensions; cubic contents or cubic magnitude: abbrev. V
- a quantity, bulk, mass, or amount
- a large quantity
- the degree, strength, or loudness of sound
- Music fullness of tone
Origin of volumeMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin volumen, a roll, scroll, hence a book written on a parchment ; from volutus, past participle of volvere, to roll: see walk
- a. A collection of written or printed sheets bound together; a book.b. One of the books of a work printed and bound in more than one book.c. A series of issues of a periodical, usually covering one calendar year.d. A unit of written material assembled together and cataloged in a library.
- A roll of parchment; a scroll.
- Abbr. Va. The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.b. The capacity of such a region or of a specified container, expressed in cubic units.
- a. Amount; quantity: a low volume of business; a considerable volume of lumber.b. often volumes A large amount: volumes of praise.
- a. The amplitude or loudness of a sound.b. A control, as on a radio, for adjusting amplitude or loudness.
Origin of volumeMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin volūmen, roll of writing, from volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
To calculate the volume of a cube, multiply the length of an edge of the cube by itself twice. The volume of this cube is 125 cubic feet.
- A unit of three dimensional measure of space that comprises a length, a width and a height. It is measured in units of cubic centimeters in metric, cubic inches or cubic feet in English measurement.
- The room is 9x12x8, so its volume is 864 cubic feet.
- Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.
- Please turn down the volume on the stereo.
- The issues of a periodical over a period of one year.
- I looked at this week's copy of the magazine. It was volume 23, issue 45.
- A bound book.
- A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.
- The letter "G" was found in volume 4.
- The volume of ticket sales decreased this week.
- (economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
- (computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.
From Old French volume, from Latin volÅ«men (“book, roll"), from volvÅ (“roll, turn about").
volume - Computer Definition
volume - Investment & Finance Definition
The total number of contracts, stock shares, or other investments that are traded in a particular period. Volume figures are compiled by stock and futures exchanges each trading day, both for the overall exchange and for individual stocks and contracts. Technical analysts monitor volume just as much as they monitor price movements. If a particular price movement occurs on a day with a large trading volume, it is said to have a greater intensity than if the same price action had occurred on a day with average trading volume.