- 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.
volume definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- volumed adjective
volume definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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. A large amount. Often used in the plural: volumes of praise.
- a. The amplitude or loudness of a sound.b. A control, as on a radio, for adjusting amplitude or loudness.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin volūmen, roll of writing, from volvere, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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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.
volume - Medical Definition
- The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.
- The capacity of such a region or of a specified container, expressed in cubic units.
volume - Phrases/Idioms
volume - Science Definition
- The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space. Volumes are expressed in cubic units.
- A measure of the loudness or intensity of a sound.