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Volume appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Oil Of Emu Love", Nina saw, was a nine volume folio.
  • Deer craft one volume: Foster felt its title frets of "emu love" not "far creed".
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun volume:


The word volume and its family (volumes, vol) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun volume

What does volume mean as a name of something?

Volume is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: volumes

  1. the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
  2. the property of something that is great in magnitude
    • example: the volume of exports
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of volume: bulk / mass
    • more generic word: magnitude = the property of relative size or extent
    • more specific terms: dollar volume / turnover = the volume measured in dollars
  3. physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
  4. a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications
    • examples: the third volume was missing | he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: publication = a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
    • member of: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  5. a relative amount
    • example: mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic words: amount / measure / quantity = how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  6. the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    • example: the kids played their music at full volume
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of volume: intensity / loudness
    • more generic term: sound property = an attribute of sound
    • more specific word: crescendo = a gradual increase in loudness
    • attributes:
      • loud = characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
      • soft = relatively low in volume

Alternative definition of the noun volume


  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 single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia. (The letter "G" was found in 'volume' 4.)
  5. A synonym for quantity. (The 'volume' of ticket sales decreased this week.)
  6. [economics] The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.
  7. [computing] An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.

Specialised definition of the noun volume

Glossary of finance / investment

the number of contracts or shares that are bought and sold on a certain exchange over a period of time


"Volume" is a video game.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Mike Bithell
  • genre: Stealth game
  • released in


"Volume" is a 2012 short drama film written by Anna Ingeborg Topsøe and directed by Mahalia Belo.


"Volume" is a book by Simon Perril.


  1. "Volume" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Volume" is a musical album of Johan Skugge.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Volume" is a musical album of Mike Badger.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  4. "Volume" is a musical album of Cribabi.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Volume" is a musical album of Wide Eyes.
  6. "Volume" is a musical album of Black Spiders.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  7. "Volume" is a musical album of Lab°.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  8. "Volume" is a musical album of The Mike Hosty Trio.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  9. "Volume" is a musical album of Leviathan.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  10. "Volume" is a musical album of Ray Gomez.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  11. "Volume" is a musical album of Flipp.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  12. "Volume" is a musical album of The Sermon.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  13. "Volume" is a musical album of John Edwards.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  14. "Volume" is a musical album of Inhaler.
  15. "Volume" is a musical album of Slowrush.
  16. "Volume" is a musical album of Wolfgang Hofer.
  17. "Volume" is a musical album of Plutonium Orange.
    • released in (14 years ago)


Volume is a defunct organization, record label.


  1. Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary, for example, the space that a substance or shape occupies or contains. Volume is often quantified numerically using the SI derived unit, the cubic metre. The volume of a container is generally understood to be the capacity of the container, i. e. the amount of fluid that the container could hold, rather than the amount of space the container itself displaces.
    • also known as Dung tích, 体积
  2. Volume: In the context of computer operating systems, a volume or logical drive is a single accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk. Although a volume might be different from a physical disk drive, it can still be accessed with an operating system's logical interface. However, a volume differs from a partition. In Linux systems, volumes are usually handled by the Logical Volume Manager or the Enterprise Volume Management System and manipulated using mount. In NT-based versions of Microsoft Windows, volumes are handled by the kernel and managed using the Disk Management MMC snap-in or the Diskpart command line tool.
  3. Volume: In thermodynamics, the volume of a system is an important extensive parameter for describing its thermodynamic state. The specific volume, an intensive property, is the system's volume per unit of mass. Volume is a function of state and is interdependent with other thermodynamic properties such as pressure and temperature. For example, volume is related to the pressure and temperature of an ideal gas by the ideal gas law.
    • also known as Gas volume
  4. Volume: A volume is a physical book in codex format. It may be printed or manuscript. The term may be used to identify a single book that is part of a larger collection.
  5. Volume: In capital markets, volume, or trading volume, is the amount of a security that were traded during a given period of time. In the context of a single stock trading on a stock exchange, the volume is commonly reported as the number of shares that changed hands during a given day.
  6. Volume a.k.a. Volume! is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal "dedicated to the study of contemporary popular music". It is published by Éditions Mélanie Seteun, a publishing association specialized since 1998 in the cultural sociology of popular music.
  7. Volume was a magazine in the form of a series of compact disc compilation albums that were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. The albums typically contained exclusive tracks and remixes from a diverse range of indie artists. Each album was packaged with a 192-page booklet that contained features on the artists, and original articles. The booklet was the size and shape of a CD jewel case, and was usually packaged with the CD case in a cardboard sleeve. Volume One, the first issue, was published in September 1991. The series came to an end in January 1997, with Volume Seventeen.
  8. Volume: A volume is a term in data compression for a file that has been compressed and split into different parts.
  9. The volume number of the journal. If an issue has more than one volume, those should be separate values, rather than being combined as one entry (e.g. something that is Volume 5 and 6 should have two values for volume, "5" and "6", rather than a single value "5 and 6".

Phrases with Volume

Phrases starting with the word Volume:

  1. Volume Ct
  2. volume unit
  3. volume-detonation bomb

Phrases ending with the word Volume:

  1. Tidal Volume
  2. dollar volume
  3. Specific volume
  4. packed cell volume

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Volume

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Google previewJoint Structure and Function (2011)

A Comprehensive Analysis by Pamela K Levangie, Cynthia C Norkin

Tidal volume is the amount of air that is moved in or out during a resting breath. Inspiratory reserve volume is the amount of air that can be inhaled after a resting breath has already been inhaled. Expiratory reserve volume is the amount of air ...

Google previewCalculus Made Easy (2014)

by Silvanus P. Thompson, Martin Gardner

whose volume is a maximum; (b) whose lateral area is a maximum; (c) whose total area is a maximum. (9) Inscribe in a sphere, a cylinder (a) ...

Google previewAdvanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2011)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),, Rhonda Beck

Tidal volume is the amount of air that is moved into or out of the lungs during a single breath. Inspiratory reserve volume is the deepest breath you can take after a normal breath. Conversely, expiratory reserve volume is the maximum amount ...

Google previewPhysiology, (2009)

by Linda S. Costanzo

STROKE VOLUME, EJECTION FRACTION, AND CARDIAC OUTPUT The function of the ventricles is described by the following three parameters: (1) Stroke volume is the volume of blood ejected by the ventricle on each beat; (2) Ejection ...

Google previewG-Dimensional Theory (2002)

Comparative Logic and Modern Quantum Theory by L. Stephen Young

A Relativistic Volume Causality Assuming the hypothesis that physical massed particles having volume is a logically valued characteristic in a physical theory, then a relativity system which allows this condition at boundary limits can ...

Google previewHandbook of the Uncertain Self (2013)

by Robert M. Arkin, Kathryn C. Oleson, Patrick J. Carroll

The present volume is a case in point. It is a book all about...

Google previewCommentaries on the Laws of England (1826)

by William Blackstone

The first volume is a very extensive comment upon a little excellent treatise of tenures, compiled by judge Littleton, in the...

The second volume is a comment upon many old acts of parliament, without any systematical order; the third, a more ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (G - O) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

D ́avila xix THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume 2 ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 3 (P - Z) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

D ́avila xix THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume 3 ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Index volume (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA THIRD EDITION Volume 22 INDEX Marshall Cavendish Corporation 99 White Plains Road Tarrytown, New York.

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Quotes about Volume

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased. (Alexander Hamilton)
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Scrabble value of V4O1L1U1M3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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