volume

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

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 (countable and uncountable, plural volumes)

  1. A 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.
    • 1997, A. J. Taylor; D. S. Mothram, editors, Flavour Science: Recent Developments[1], Elsevier, →ISBN, page 63:
      Volatiles of kecap manis and its raw materials were extracted using Likens-Nickerson apparatus with diethyl ether as the extraction solvent. The extracts were then dried with anhydrous sodium sulfate, concentrated using a rotary evaporator followed by flushing using nitrogen until the volume was about 0.5 ml.
  2. Strength of sound; loudness.
    Please turn down the volume on the stereo.
    Volume can be measured in decibels.
  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, in 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. (obsolete) A roll or scroll, which was the form of ancient books.
  7. Quantity.
    The volume of ticket sales decreased this week.
  8. A rounded mass or convolution.
  9. (economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
  10. (computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

cubic distance
sound

Verb[edit]

volume (third-person singular simple present volumes, present participle voluming, simple past and past participle volumed)

  1. (intransitive) To be conveyed through the air, waft.
    • 1867, George Meredith, Vittoria, London: Chapman & Hall, Volume 2, Chapter 30, p. 258,[2]
      [] thumping guns and pattering musket-shots, the long big boom of surgent hosts, and the muffled voluming and crash of storm-bells, proclaimed that the insurrection was hot.
    • 1884, William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham, Chapter 2,[3]
      [] the Colonel, before he sat down, went about shutting the registers, through which a welding heat came voluming up from the furnace.
  2. (transitive) To cause to move through the air, waft.
    • 1872, George Macdonald, Wilfrid Cumbermede, London: Hurst & Blackett Volume I, Chapter 15, p. 243,[4]
      We lay leaning over the bows, now looking up at the mist blown in never-ending volumed sheets, now at the sail swelling in the wind before which it fled, and again down at the water through which our boat was ploughing its evanescent furrow.
    • 1900, Walter William Skeat, Malay Magic, London: Macmillan, Chapter 6, p. 420,[5]
      The censer, voluming upwards its ash-gray smoke, was now passed from hand to hand three times round the patient, and finally deposited on the floor at his feet.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 33, p. 219,[6]
      The record player on the first floor volumed up Lonnie Johnson singing, “Tomorrow night, will you remember what you said tonight?”
  3. (intransitive) To swell.

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 (of a book, a written work)
  2. volume (sound)
  3. volume (amount of space something takes up)
  4. volume (amount; quantity)
  5. (figuratively) an overly long piece of writing

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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 or f

  1. volume, specifically a collection of written works

Descendants[edit]

  • English: volume
  • French: volume

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese volume, borrowed from Latin volūmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

volume m (plural volumes)

  1. (geometry) volume (unit of three-dimensional measure)
  2. volume; loudness (strength of sound)
  3. (publishing) volume (issues of a periodical over a period of one year)
  4. (publishing) volume (individual book of a publication issued as a set of books)
  5. (chiefly historical) volume (bound book)
  6. volume; quantity

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