Definitions for: Volume

[n] physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
[n] the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); "the kids played their music at full volume"
[n] the property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports"
[n] 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"
[n] the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object; "the gas expanded to twice its original volume"
[n] a relative amount; "mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"

Webster (1913) Definition: Vol"ume, n. [F., from L. volumen a roll of writing, a
book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See Voluble.]
1. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping
or for use, after the manner of the ancients. [Obs.]

The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined
together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and
then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen).
--Encyc. Brit.

2. Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together,
whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or
more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part
of an extended work which is bound up together in one
cover; as, a work in four volumes.

An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value
of its proportion to the set. --Franklin.

4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll;
a turn; a convolution; a coil.

So glides some trodden serpent on the grass, And
long behind wounded volume trails. --Dryden.

Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.
--W. Irving.

4. Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic
units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass;
bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of

5. (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or

Atomic volume, Molecular volume (Chem.), the ratio of the
atomic and molecular weights divided respectively by the
specific gravity of the substance in question.

Specific volume (Physics & Chem.), the quotient obtained by
dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of
the specific gravity. It is equal (when the specific
gravity is referred to water at 4[deg] C. as a standard)
to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of
the substance.

Synonyms: book, bulk, intensity, loudness, mass

Antonyms: softness

See Also: album, amount, back, binding, book binding, capacity, capacity measure, capacity unit, coffee-table book, content, cover, crescendo, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, dollar volume, folio, forte, fortissimo, hardback, hardcover, journal, magnitude, measure, notebook, novel, order book, paperback, paperback book, picture book, product, production, publication, quantity, quantum, set, sketch pad, sketchblock, sketchbook, softback, softback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, sound property, turnover, volume unit

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