volatile

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin volātilis (flying; swift; temporary; volatile), from volō (I fly).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɑl.ə.tl/, /ˈvɑl.əˌtaɪ.əl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɒl.əˌtaɪ.(ə)l/

Adjective[edit]

volatile (comparative more volatile, superlative most volatile)

  1. (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  2. (of a substance, informal) explosive.
  3. (of a price etc) variable or erratic.
  4. (of a person) quick to become angry or violent.
  5. fickle.
  6. temporary or ephemeral.
  7. (of a situation) potentially violent.
  8. (computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  9. (computing, of memory) whose content is lost when the computer is powered down
  10. (obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin volatilis (flying)

Adjective[edit]

volatile (masculine and feminine, plural volatiles)

  1. flying, volant
  2. feminine form of volatil

Noun[edit]

volatile m (plural volatiles)

  1. fowl, bird

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volatile

  1. inflected form of volatil

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volatile m, f (masculine and feminine plural volatili)

  1. (chemistry, physics) volatile
  2. flying

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Noun[edit]

volatile m (plural volatili)

  1. bird
  2. fowl

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volātile

  1. nominative neuter singular of volātilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of volātilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of volātilis