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1 the largest part or quantity of something

  • agriculture makes up the bulk of the country's economy
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2 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts

  • the cookie lost a few crumbs, but the bulk of it remained
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3 the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something

  • due to its bulk, we were unable to get the enormous bookcase into the back seat of the car
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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

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