bulk meaning

[ bʌlk ] Pronunciation:   "bulk" in a sentence
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

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  1. the problem bulks large in his mind.
  2. he lifted his huge bulk from the chair.
  3. the bulk of the work has already been done.
  4. it comes cheaper if you buy things in bulk.
  5. there was no bulk oxidation of the silver.

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