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Meaning of VOLUME

Pronunciation:  'vâlyoom

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
  2. [n]  the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); "the kids played their music at full volume"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object; "the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
  6. [n]  a relative amount; "mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
 

VOLUME is a 6 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: book, bulk, intensity, loudness, mass
 
 Antonyms: softness
 
 See Also: album, amount, back, binding, book binding, capacity, capacity measure, capacity unit, coffee-table book, content, cover, crescendo, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, dollar volume, folio, forte, fortissimo, hardback, hardcover, journal, magnitude, measure, notebook, novel, order book, paperback, paperback book, picture book, product, production, publication, quantity, quantum, set, sketch pad, sketchblock, sketchbook, softback, softback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, sound property, turnover, volume unit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vol"ume\, n. [F., from L. volumen a roll of writing, a
book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See {Voluble}.]
1. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping
   or for use, after the manner of the ancients. [Obs.]

         The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined
         together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and
         then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen).
                                               --Encyc. Brit.

2. 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.

         An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value
         of its proportion to the set.         --Franklin.

4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll;
   a turn; a convolution; a coil.

         So glides some trodden serpent on the grass, And
         long behind wounded volume trails.    --Dryden.

         Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.
                                               --W. Irving.

4. 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.

5. (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or
   tone.

{Atomic volume}, {Molecular volume} (Chem.), the ratio of the
   atomic and molecular weights divided respectively by the
   specific gravity of the substance in question.

{Specific volume} (Physics & Chem.), the quotient obtained by
   dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of
   the specific gravity. It is equal (when the specific
   gravity is referred to water at 4[deg] C. as a standard)
   to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of
   the substance.

 

 

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