Volume definition

vŏlyo͝om, -yəm
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A set of the issues of a periodical over a fixed period of time, usually a year.
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Amount; quantity.

A low volume of business; a considerable volume of lumber.

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A collection of written or printed sheets bound together; a book.
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One of the books of a work printed and bound in more than one book.
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The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space, expressed in cubic units.
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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.

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The amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space. Volumes are expressed in cubic units.
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A unit of written material assembled together and cataloged in a library.
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The capacity of such a region or of a specified container, expressed in cubic units.
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A large amount.

Volumes of praise.

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The amplitude or loudness of a sound.
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A control, as on a radio, for adjusting amplitude or loudness.
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The degree, strength, or loudness of sound.
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(music) Fullness of tone.
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A collection of written, typewritten, or printed sheets bound together; book.
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Any of the separate books making up a matched set or a complete work.
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A quantity, bulk, mass, or amount.
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A large quantity.
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Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.

Please turn down the volume on the stereo.

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A bound book.
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A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.

The letter "G" was found in volume 4.

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The volume of ticket sales decreased this week.

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(economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
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(computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.
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(historical) A roll of parchment, a scroll, etc.
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A roll of parchment; a scroll.
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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.

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A series of issues of a periodical, usually covering one calendar year.
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The amount of space occupied in three dimensions; cubic contents or cubic magnitude.
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A measure of the loudness or intensity of a sound.
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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.
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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.

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speak volumes
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
volume
Plural:
volumes

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of volume

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin volūmen roll of writing from volvere to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French volume, from Latin volÅ«men (“book, roll"), from volvō (“roll, turn about").

    From Wiktionary