What does volatile mean?

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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

  2. Volatileadjective

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

  3. Volatileadjective

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

  4. Volatilenoun

    a winged animal; wild fowl; game

  5. 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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Numerology

  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. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  2. Tom Donino:

    It's either shorts covering, because they don't want to be short tomorrow ahead of the Fed meeting, or it's people that want to be long getting long in front of the Fed, the market's going to be volatile tomorrow.

  3. Jose Yunda:

    Boeing is trying to sell us the 787-9. We are analyzing that option right now, but the performance is volatile, if performance improves a little, we would like to take another look.

  4. John Ing:

    Until some of these things fall into place, the market will remain volatile, there's been a change in the dynamics, and the market's got to absorb these potentially negative influences.

  5. Willem Sels:

    The next few weeks will be more volatile, people are going to be concerned until they see the data improve and Q1 earnings might not be very good so we're in a zone of higher volatility.

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