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volume


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Volume  \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 
  gas. 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  Amount,  fullness,  quantity,  or  caliber  of  voice  or 
  tone. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  volume 
  n  1:  the  amount  of  3-dimensional  space  occupied  by  an  object; 
  "the  gas  expanded  to  twice  its  original  volume" 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {bulk},  {mass}] 
  3:  a  book  as  a  physical  object:  a  number  of  pages  bound 
  together;  "he  used  a  large  book  as  a  doorstop"  [syn:  {book}] 
  4:  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" 
  5:  a  relative  amount;  "mix  one  volume  of  the  solution  with  ten 
  volumes  of  water" 
  6:  the  magnitude  of  sound  (usually  in  a  specified  direction); 
  "the  kids  played  their  music  at  full  volume"  [syn:  {loudness}, 
  {intensity}]  [ant:  {softness}] 




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