Definition of Volume

1. Noun. The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object. "The gas expanded to twice its original volume"

2. Noun. The property of something that is great in magnitude. "The volume of exports"
Exact synonyms: Bulk, Mass
Generic synonyms: Magnitude
Specialized synonyms: Dollar Volume, Turnover
Derivative terms: Bulky, Voluminous

3. Noun. Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together. "He used a large book as a doorstop"

4. Noun. A publication that is one of a set of several similar publications. "He asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
Generic synonyms: Publication
Group relationships: Set

5. Noun. A relative amount. "Mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
Generic synonyms: Amount, Measure, Quantity

6. Noun. The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction). "The kids played their music at full volume"
Exact synonyms: Intensity, Loudness
Generic synonyms: Sound Property
Specialized synonyms: Crescendo, Forte, Fortissimo
Attributes: Loud, Soft
Derivative terms: Loud, Loud
Antonyms: Softness

Definition of Volume

1. n. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.

2. n. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.

Definition of Volume

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. Strength of sound. Measured in decibels. ¹

3. Noun. The issues of a periodical over a period of one year. ¹

4. Noun. A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia. ¹

5. Noun. A synonym for quantity. ¹

6. Noun. (economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk. ¹

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Definition of Volume

1. to send or give out in large quantities [v -UMED, -UMING, -UMES]

Medical Definition of Volume

1. 1. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients. "The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen)." (Encyc. Brit) 2. Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part of an extended work which is bound up together in one cover; as, a work in four volumes. "An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value of its proportion to the set." (Franklin) 4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil. "So glides some trodden serpent on the grass, And long behind wounded volume trails." (Dryden) "Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes." (W. Irving) 4. Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass; bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of gas. 5. Amount, fullness, quantity, or calibre of voice or tone. Atomic volume, Molecular volume, the ratio of the atomic and molecular weights divided respectively by the specific gravity of the substance in question. Specific volume, the quotient obtained by dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of the specific gravity. It is equal (when the specific gravity is referred to water at 4 deg C. As a standard) to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of the substance. Origin: F, from L. Volumen a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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