vol·​u·​met·​ric | \ˌväl-yu̇-ˈme-trik \

Definition of volumetric 

: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of volume

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Other Words from volumetric

volumetrically \ˌväl-​yu̇-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Stanley’s interview was recorded in a light stage with 116 cameras capturing a 360 volumetric view of his interview, Hays added. Michelle Chavez, Fox News, "Future generations can speak to Holocaust survivors – via hologram technology," 25 July 2018 Also embedded in the badges was an AR map of the San Jose Convention Center: open your Facebook camera, point it at the flat map, and a volumetric version of the conference venue would pop up. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Facebook Built an AR Game at F8, But Nobody Knows Why They're Playing It," 2 May 2018 This approach is easier and cheaper for attackers than generating the traffic needed for large-scale volumetric attacks using a botnet—the platforms typically used to power DDoS assaults. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 But the stacked vases are painterly: Two gray ones comically illustrated with a fish and a cat are shadowed and volumetric; the other, a warm yellow, cracks open to breathy black over pink. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Taking two approaches to collage," 11 Apr. 2018 Though guarded, there is something erotic and tender about her; her pleated bodice expands, opening her chest like an accordion, as wallpaper flowers become volumetric, lift off and dance. Lance Esplund, WSJ, "Cézanne’s Colorful Coterie," 28 Mar. 2018 In the wake of the 2016 attacks, foreseeing that volumetric assaults would likely continue to grow, defenders seriously expanded their available capacity. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "How Creative DDOS Attacks Still Slip Past Defenses," 12 Mar. 2018 That this volumetric inflation has stimulated wine consumption—Dr Marteau’s second hypothesis—is hard to prove. The Economist, "The size of wine glassesBritish wine glasses have got bigger over the years," 20 Dec. 2017 The high volumetric energy density of liquid tin would allow a relatively small pump to be used at a full-scale power plant. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of volumetric

1857, in the meaning defined above

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vol·​u·​met·​ric | \ˌväl-yu̇-ˈme-trik \

Medical Definition of volumetric 

: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of volume

Other Words from volumetric

volumetrically \-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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