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volume

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noun vol·ume \ˈväl-yəm, -(ˌ)yüm\

Simple Definition of volume

  • : the amount of sound that is produced by a television, radio, stereo, etc.

  • : a knob, lever, etc., that controls the amount of sound something makes

  • : an amount of something

Full Definition of volume

  1. 1 a :  a series of printed sheets bound typically in book form :  book b :  a series of issues of a periodical c :  album 1c

  2. 2 :  scroll 1a

  3. 3 :  the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object as measured in cubic units (as quarts or liters) :  cubic capacity — see metric system table, weight table

  4. 4 a (1) :  amount; also :  bulk, mass (2) :  a considerable quantity b :  the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume c :  mass or the representation of mass in art or architecture

  5. 5 :  the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound; also :  loudness

vol·umed play \-yəmd, -(ˌ)yümd\ adjective

Examples of volume

  1. The volume is too loud.

  2. Can you turn the volume up?

  3. playing music at full volume

  4. She fiddled with the volume on the stereo.

  5. a high volume of sales

  6. Huge volumes of park visitors come through every weekend.

  7. an increase in traffic volume

  8. The box has a volume of three cubic meters.

  9. We measure the items by weight, not by volume.



Origin of volume

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin volumen roll, scroll, from volvere to roll


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of volume

bulk, mass, volume mean the aggregate that forms a body or unit. bulk implies an aggregate that is impressively large, heavy, or numerous <the darkened bulk of the skyscrapers>. mass suggests an aggregate made by piling together things of the same kind <a mass of boulders>. volume applies to an aggregate without shape or outline and capable of flowing or fluctuating <a tremendous volume of water>.

2

volume

verb vol·ume

Definition of volume

vol·umedvol·um·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to send or give out in volume

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to roll or rise in volume



1815

First Known Use of volume

1815


3

volume

adjective vol·ume

Definition of volume

  1. :  involving large quantities <volume sales>



Circa 1945

First Known Use of volume

circa 1945


Medical Dictionary

volume

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noun vol·ume \ˈväl-yəm, -(ˌ)yüm\

Medical Definition of volume

  1. 1:  the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional figure as measured in cubic units (as inches, quarts, or centimeters) :  cubic capacity

  2. 2:  the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume






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