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English noun: volume

1. volume (quantity) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

SamplesThe gas expanded to twice its original volume.

Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

Narrower (hyponym)capacity, content

Part holonymcapacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit

2. volume (attribute) the property of something that is great in magnitude

SamplesIt is cheaper to buy it in bulk.
He received a mass of correspondence.
The volume of exports.

Synonymsbulk, mass

Broader (hypernym)magnitude

Narrower (hyponym)dollar volume, turnover

3. volume (artifact) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

SamplesHe used a large book as a doorstop.


Broader (hypernym)product, production

Narrower (hyponym)album, coffee-table book, folio, hardback, hardcover, journal, notebook, novel, order book, paper-back book, paperback, paperback book, picture book, sketch block, sketch pad, sketchbook, soft-cover, soft-cover book, softback, softback book

Part holonymback, backbone, binding, book binding, cover, fore edge, foredge, spine

4. volume (communication) a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications

SamplesThe third volume was missing.
He asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review.

Broader (hypernym)publication

Member meronymset

5. volume (quantity) a relative amount

SamplesMix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water.

Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

6. volume (attribute) the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

SamplesThe kids played their music at full volume.

Synonymsintensity, loudness

Broader (hypernym)sound property

Narrower (hyponym)crescendo, forte, fortissimo

Attributeloud, soft


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