volatile

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɑl.ə.tl̩/, /ˈvɑl.əˌtaɪ.əl/, [ˈvɑ.lə.ɾɫ̩]
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɒl.əˌtaɪ.(ə)l/
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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.
    a volatile man
  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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Noun[edit]

volatile (plural volatiles)

  1. A chemical or compound that changes into a gas easily.
  2. (programming) A variable that is volatile, i.e. has its associated memory immediately updated with any change in value.
    • 2011, Victor Pankratius, ‎Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai, ‎Walter Tichy, Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development (page 74)
      Operations on C++ volatiles do put the compiler on notice that the object may be modified asynchronously, and hence are generally safer to use than ordinary variable accesses.

French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

volatile

  1. feminine singular of volatil
  2. Alternative spelling of volatil, as a masculine singular

Noun[edit]

volatile m (plural volatiles)

  1. fowl, bird

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volatile

  1. inflection of volatil:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin volātilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /voˈla.ti.le/
  • Rhymes: -atile
  • Hyphenation: vo‧là‧ti‧le

Adjective[edit]

volatile (plural volatili)

  1. (chemistry, physics) volatile
  2. flying
    Synonym: volante

Noun[edit]

volatile m (plural volatili)

  1. bird, fowl
    Synonym: uccello

Further reading[edit]

  • volatile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volātile

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of volātilis

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