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volume

noun

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1 a considerable amount
  • we can only make money if we sell our goods in volume

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2 a given or particular mass or aggregate of matter
  • produces great volumes of work each day

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3 a set of printed sheets of paper bound together between covers and forming a work of fiction or nonfiction
  • reissued the trilogy in a single volume

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4 the largest number or amount that something can hold
  • state the barrel's volume in terms of gallons

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How is the word volume different from other nouns like it?

The words bulk and mass are common synonyms of volume. While all three words mean "the aggregate that forms a body or unit," volume applies to an aggregate without shape or outline and capable of flowing or fluctuating.

a tremendous volume of water

When can bulk be used instead of volume?

The meanings of bulk and volume largely overlap; however, bulk implies an aggregate that is impressively large, heavy, or numerous.

the darkened bulk of the skyscrapers

When might mass be a better fit than volume?

The words mass and volume are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, mass suggests an aggregate made by piling together things of the same kind.

a mass of boulders

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The first known use of volume was in the 14th century

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“Volume.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/volume. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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