# volume meaning

###### MeaningMobile

**Noun:****volume**vólyoom- The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
*"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"* - The property of something that is great in magnitude
*"the volume of exports"*

- bulk, mass - Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

- book - 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"* - A relative amount
*"mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"* - The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
*"the kids played their music at full volume"*

- loudness, intensity

**Derived forms:**volumes**See also:**loud, soft, volumed, voluminous**Type of:**amount, magnitude, measure, product, production, publication, quantity, sound property**Part of:**set**Encyclopedia:**Volume- The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

[Business]*AmE*; /*noun***HIGH VOLUME**,**SALES VOLUME****1**[U,C]the amount of space that an object or a substance fills; the amount of space that a container has:

*Liquid fuels are sold***by**volume.*The barrel has a volume of ten cubic metres.***2**[C,U]the amount of sth:

*The volume of trade between the two countries decreased last year.**Sales have doubled***in**volume over the last two years.*Volume sales increased by 15% last year.**DVD equipment has sold in high volumes.**The***sheer**volume of data will make the project a long one.an

/a*enormous*volume (of sth)*high/low/huge/large/substantial***3**() [U,C]**Stock Exchange**the total number of shares bought and sold on a stock exchange on a particular day:

*an average daily trading volume of 100 000 shares*(a)

volume (of sth)*brisk/heavy/light/low/strong***IDIOMS****in volume**in large quantities:

*We're a small business and can't afford to buy supplies in volume.**the types of bikes that sell in volume*

[Economics]

1) The space occupied by something.2) A measure of the amount of trade that has taken place, usually in a specified period. On the London Stock Exchange, for example, the number of shares traded in a day is called the volume and the value of these shares is called the turnover. In commodity markets, the daily volume is usually the number of lots traded in a day.

[Electronics]

1. Intensity of sound. Also called LOUDNESS.

2. A circumscribed portion of space, either imaginary or actually occupied, and described by three dimensions (e.g., sphere, ellipsoid, cube, pyramid, etc.).

3. In a computer system, a unit of magnetic storage medium (e.g., a diskette).

[Finance]

This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller.

[Medicine]

n**1****:**the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional figure as measured in cubic units (as inches, quarts, or centimeters)**:**cubic capacity**2****:**the amount of a substance occupying a particular volume

###### Examples

- She read a few lines and dropped the volume.
- He bought a bound volume of the magazine.
- He took down a dusty row of volumes.
- Some histories are one hundred volumes long.
- Common units of volume are cubic centimeter.
- A gas is squeezed into a smaller volume.
- It took years to compilie this volume.
- The purpose of this volume is to explore the cell.
- This library comprises about 13,000 volumes.
- The total volume of the particles is negligible.