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ˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪlvolatile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volatileadjective

    a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

    "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"

  2. volatileadjective

    evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures

    "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"

  3. explosive, volatileadjective

    liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

  4. fickle, volatileadjective

    marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

  5. volatileadjective

    tending to vary often or widely

    "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"

Wiktionary

  1. volatileadjective

    evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.

  2. volatileadjective

    explosive.

  3. volatileadjective

    variable or erratic.

  4. volatileadjective

    fickle.

  5. volatileadjective

    temporary or ephemeral.

  6. volatileadjective

    potentially violent.

  7. volatileadjective

    having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.

  8. volatileadjective

    whose content is lost when the computer is powered down

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volatileadjective

    passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly

    Etymology: [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. Volley.]

  2. Volatileadjective

    capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation

    Etymology: [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. Volley.]

  3. Volatileadjective

    fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper

    Etymology: [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. Volley.]

  4. Volatilenoun

    a winged animal; wild fowl; game

    Etymology: [F. volatil, L. volatilis, fr. volare to fly, perhaps akin to velox swift, E. velocity. Cf. Volley.]

Freebase

  1. Volatile

    Volatile is the second studio album from The Lime Spiders, released in 1988 through Virgin Records on vinyl.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volatile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of volatile in a Sentence

  1. Jakob Kern:

    The situation is quite volatile and fluid in northern Aleppo with families on the move seeking safety, we are extremely concerned as access and supply routes from the north to eastern Aleppo city and surrounding areas are now cut off, but we are making every effort to get enough food in place for all those in need, bringing it in through the remaining open border crossing point from Turkey.

  2. Tiemen Meester:

    The tough and volatile market environment looks set to continue for some time yet... The board considered it appropriate in view of the broader context to suspend dividend payments for the medium term.

  3. Ken Polcari:

    Empire State (data) was horrendous compared to what the expectations were, but Empire State is also a very regional number and a very volatile number, they are all looking to Wednesday's FOMC meeting minutes and what it is going to mean, what are they going to say.

  4. Rob Martin:

    To date, even taking the recent rise as given, the increase (in claims) is not sufficient to change our view that the expansion remains intact and that the economy is far from recession. Claims are very volatile.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

    It’s a highly volatile piece, it made extraordinary gains and it’s doing what bitcoin does and swinging around.

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