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bulk meaning

[ bʌlk ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "bulk""bulk" in a sentence
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  • Noun: bulk  búlk
    1. The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
      "the bulk of the work is finished"
      - majority 
    2. The property of something that is great in magnitude
      "it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"
      - mass, volume 
    3. The property possessed by a large mass
    Verb: bulk  búlk
    1. Stick out or up
      "The parcel bulked in the sack" 
    2. Cause to bulge or swell outwards
      - bulge

    Derived forms: bulked, bulking, bulks

    See also: bulky, major

    Type of: bulge, figure, magnitude, mass, number, pouch, protrude, swell

    Encyclopedia: Bulk


  • [Business]
    noun, adjective

    noun [C,U]

    1 the bulk (of sth)

    the main part of sth; most of sth:

    The cosmetics division accounts for the bulk of group profits.

    The bulk of the savings will come from stopping all overtime.

    2

    (used about goods such as grain, oil or milk) loose; not packed:

    Grain is often transported in bulk.

    IDIOMS

    buy/order/sell (sth) in bulk

    to buy, order or sell sth in large amounts, usually at a reduced price:

    Companies will buy tickets and hotel rooms in bulk to get a better price.

    You can order the spice in small amounts or in bulk.

    adjective [only before noun]

    (Commerce )

    in large amounts:

    bulk orders of over 100 copies

    They offer bulk quantities of low-price products.


  • [Defence]
    bulk cargo

  • [Electronics]
    The body or mass of a semiconductor specimen, as opposed to junctions within the specimen. Current flows through a junction, but it can also flow, more or less, through the mass of semiconductor wafer into which the junction has been formed.

  • [Medicine]
    n : material (as indigestible fibrous residues of food) that forms a mass in the intestine; esp : FIBER 2
Examples
  • The problem bulks large in his mind.
  • He lifted his huge bulk from the chair.
  • The bulk of the work has already been done.
  • It comes cheaper if you buy things in bulk.
  • There was no bulk oxidation of the silver.
  • A building is constructed with a bulk water tank.
  • The eldest son inherited the bulk of the estate.
  • Another basic quantity is the bulk modulus k.
  • The bulk of the debt was paid.
  • The goods will be shipped in bulk.
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