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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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