Definitions for volatility-ˈtɪl ɪ ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vol•a•tileˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl(adj.)
evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor:
Acetone is a volatile solvent.
tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive:
a volatile political situation.
characterized by or liable to sharp or sudden changes; unstable:
a volatile stock market.
changeable, as in mood or temper; mercurial; flighty.
(of computer storage) not retaining data when electrical power is turned off.
Archaic. flying or able to fly.
(n.)a volatile substance, as a gas or solvent.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Chemistry
Origin of volatile:
1250–1300; ME < L volātilis able to fly =volā(re) to fly +-tilis -tile
vol`a•til′i•ty-ˈtɪl ɪ ti(n.)vol′a•tile•ness
the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
"the volatility of the market drove many investors away"
excitability, excitableness, volatility(noun)
being easily excited
The state of being volatile
quality or state of being volatile; disposition to evaporate; changeableness; fickleness