Definitions for volume
ˈvɒl yum, -yəmvol·ume
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word volume.
the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
bulk, mass, volumenoun
the property of something that is great in magnitude
"it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports"
physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
"he used a large book as a doorstop"
a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications
"the third volume was missing"; "he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
a relative amount
"mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
volume, loudness, intensitynoun
the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
"the kids played their music at full volume"
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.
Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.
The issues of a periodical over a period of one year.
A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.
A synonym for quantity.
The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.
Etymology: From volume, from volumen, from volvo.
Volume is a measure of three-dimensional space. It is often quantified numerically using SI derived units (such as the cubic metre and litre) or by various imperial or US customary units (such as the gallon, quart, cubic inch). The definition of length (cubed) is interrelated with volume. The volume of a container is generally understood to be the capacity of the container; i.e., the amount of fluid (gas or liquid) that the container could hold, rather than the amount of space the container itself displaces. In ancient times, volume is measured using similar-shaped natural containers and later on, standardized containers. Some simple three-dimensional shapes can have their volume easily calculated using arithmetic formulas. Volumes of more complicated shapes can be calculated with integral calculus if a formula exists for the shape's boundary. Zero-, one- and two-dimensional objects have no volume; in fourth and higher dimensions, an analogous concept to the normal volume is the hypervolume.
Volume is a quantifiable attribute of space or three-dimensional region, expressing the amount of space that a substance or object occupies or can contain. In mathematics, it is often measured in units such as cubic meters, liters, or gallons. In physical science, volume may also refer to the amount of space that a gas, liquid, or solid substance can occupy at a given temperature and pressure.
a roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients
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
anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil
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
amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone
Etymology: [F., from L. volumen a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble.]
Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary, for example, the space that a substance or shape occupies or contains. Volume is often quantified numerically using the SI derived unit, the cubic metre. The volume of a container is generally understood to be the capacity of the container, i. e. the amount of fluid that the container could hold, rather than the amount of space the container itself displaces. Three dimensional mathematical shapes are also assigned volumes. Volumes of some simple shapes, such as regular, straight-edged, and circular shapes can be easily calculated using arithmetic formulas. The volumes of more complicated shapes can be calculated by integral calculus if a formula exists for the shape's boundary. One-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes are assigned zero volume in the three-dimensional space. The volume of a solid can be determined by fluid displacement. Displacement of liquid can also be used to determine the volume of a gas. The combined volume of two substances is usually greater than the volume of one of the substances. However, sometimes one substance dissolves in the other and the combined volume is not additive.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vol′ūm, n. a roll or scroll, which was the form of ancient books: a book, whether complete in itself or part of a work: a rounded mass, convolution: cubical content: a quantity: dimensions: fullness of voice.—v.i. to swell.—adj. Vol′umed, having the form of a volume or roll: of volume or bulk.—ns. Volumenom′eter, an instrument for measuring the volume of a solid body by the quantity of fluid it displaces; Vol′umēter, an instrument for measuring the volumes of gases.—adjs. Volumet′ric, -al.—adv. Volumet′rically.—adjs. Volū′minal, pertaining to cubical content; Volū′minous, consisting of many volumes or books, or of many coils: of great bulk: having written much, as an author: in many volumes, capable of filling many volumes.—adv. Volū′minously.—ns. Volū′minousness, Voluminos′ity; Vol′ūmist (rare), an author.—Volumetric analysis, the analysis of a compound by determining the quantity of a standard solution required to satisfy a reaction in a known quantity of the compound.—Speak, Tell, volumes, to mean much, to be very significant. [Fr.,—L. volumen, a roll—volvĕre, volutum, to roll.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The contents of the globe of a planet, usually given in its proportion to that of the earth; or any named mass, solid, fluid, or vaporous.
Etymology and Origins
From the Latin volvo, I roll. The earliest documents or writings consisted of long rolls of the Egyptian papyrus, and when these were rolled up each one corresponded to what the moderns called a volume. See “Roll Call.”
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'volume' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1922
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'volume' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3035
Rank popularity for the word 'volume' in Nouns Frequency: #672
The numerical value of volume in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of volume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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- обем, сила, година, томBulgarian
- volumCatalan, Valencian
- svazek, objem, hlasitostCzech
- Volumen, Lautstärke, Jahrgang, BandGerman
- κυβισμός, έτος, χρόνος, ένταση, τόμος, όγκοςGreek
- volumo, volumenoEsperanto
- صدا, دوره, جلد, حجمPersian
- nide, tilavuus, volyymi, äänenvoimakkuus, määrä, kirja, osa, vuosikertaFinnish
- עוצמת קול, נפחHebrew
- volimHaitian Creole
- volumen, térfogat, hangerő, évfolyam, kötetHungarian
- բարձրություն, հատոր, ծավալArmenian
- 巻, 声量, 体積, 音量Japanese
- 卷, 권Korean
- зафатнина, обем, волумен, том, јачина, гласност, годинаMacedonian
- isipadu, kelantangan, jilidMalay
- volume, jaargang, inhoudDutch
- głośność, rocznik, tom, objętośćPolish
- volume, tomoPortuguese
- номер, книга, объём, том, громкостьRussian
- zapremina, svezak, свезакSerbo-Croatian
- sila, ročník, zväzok, objemSlovak
- letnik, glasnost, prostornina, volumen, zvezek, knjigaSlovene
- ljudvolym, ljudstyrka, volym, bandSwedish
- సంపుటి, ఘనపరిమాణంTelugu
- hacim, ses, ciltTurkish
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