volume

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • vol. (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French volume, from Latin volūmen (book, roll), from volvō (roll, turn about).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɒl.juːm/, /ˈvɒl.jʊm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɑl.jum/, /ˈvɑl.jəm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

volume (plural volumes)

  1. A unit of three dimensional measure of space that comprises a length, a width and a height. It is measured in units of cubic centimeters in metric, cubic inches or cubic feet in English measurement.
    The room is 9x12x8, so its volume is 864 cubic feet.
  2. Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.
    Please turn down the volume on the stereo.
  3. The issues of a periodical over a period of one year.
    I looked at this week's copy of the magazine. It was volume 23, issue 45.
  4. A bound book.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
      However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame. At the same time he cast off the chrysalis of a commonplace existence.
  5. A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.
    The letter "G" was found in volume 4.
  6. Quantity.
    The volume of ticket sales decreased this week.
  7. (economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
  8. (computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.

See also[edit]

cubic distance
sound

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

volume m (plural volumes)

  1. volume

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volume n (plural volumen or volumes, diminutive volumetje n)

  1. volume

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin volūmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volume m (plural volumes)

  1. volume

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin volūmen (a book, roll).

Noun[edit]

volume m (plural volumes)

  1. volume (quantity of space)
  2. volume (single book of a published work)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

volume m (plural volumi)

  1. volume

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin volūmen (a book, roll).

Noun[edit]

volume m, f

  1. volume, specifically a collection of written works

Descendants[edit]