volume




Volume can mean how much space something takes up. You could measure a bean’s volume by placing it in water and measuring the water’s rise.

You can also use volume as you measure sound or the number of books in a series. Your mom might demand that you turn down the volume on your stereo as she reaches for the next volume of Dante’s Divine Comedy. She would rather read about Hell in silence.

Definitions of volume
  1. noun

    the property of something that is great in magnitude

    “the
    volume of exports”
    synonyms:
    bulk, mass
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    types:

    dollar volume, turnover

    the volume measured in dollars
    type of:

    magnitude

    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

  2. noun

    a relative amount

    “mix one
    volume of the solution with ten volumes of water”
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    type of:

    amount, measure, quantity

    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

  3. noun

    the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

    “the kids played their music at full
    volume
    synonyms:
    intensity, loudness
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    Antonyms:

    softness

    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    types:

    crescendo

    (music) a gradual increase in loudness
    forte, fortissimo

    (music) loud
    swell

    a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
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    sound property

    an attribute of sound

  4. noun

    the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

    “the gas expanded to twice its original
    volume
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    types:

    capacity, content

    the amount that can be contained
    vital capacity

    the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue
    type of:

    amount, measure, quantity

    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

  5. noun

    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”
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    type of:

    publication

    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

  6. noun

    physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

    synonyms:
    book
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    album

    a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
    coffee-table book

    an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
    folio

    a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
    hardback, hardcover

    a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
    journal

    a record book as a physical object
    novel

    a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
    order book

    a book in which customers’ orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order
    paper-back book, paperback, paperback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, softback, softback book

    a book with paper covers
    picture book

    a book consisting chiefly of pictures
    sketch block, sketch pad, sketchbook

    a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn
    notebook

    a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda
    autograph album

    an album for autographs
    coloring book

    a picture book with line drawings intended to be colored with crayons by children
    daybook, ledger

    an accounting journal as a physical object
    diary

    a personal journal (as a physical object)
    phonograph album, record album

    an album for holding phonograph records
    photograph album

    an album for photographs
    pocket book, pocket edition, pocketbook

    pocket-sized paperback book
    scrapbook

    an album into which clippings or notes or pictures can be pasted
    stamp album

    an album for stamps
    commonplace book

    a notebook in which you enter memorabilia
    jotter

    a small notebook for rough notes
    playbook

    a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)
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    product, production

    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

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