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adiabatic of, relating to, or denoting a process that occurs without loss or gain of heat, such as a change in the volume or pressure of the contents of a container.
bentonite either of two clays that are formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, and that are very absorptive and capable of expanding to several times their normal volume.
biomass the quantity of living matter in a particular habitat measured by weight of organisms per unit of habitat area or by weight or volume of organisms per unit of habitat volume.
blended whiskey a blend of two straight whiskeys, or of one with neutral spirits in which the hundred-proof straight whiskey constitutes at least twenty percent of the combined volume.
blood count the number of red cells, white cells, and platelets counted in a specific volume of blood. [1/2 definitions]
book a literary work such as a novel or volume of poetry. [1/12 definitions]
bubble an approximately spherical volume of gas bounded by a liquid or a solid. [1/7 definitions]
bulk large size or volume. [1/7 definitions]
bulky of large volume, but often relatively light. [1/2 definitions]
compression the reduction in volume and increase in pressure of air or air mixed with fuel in the cylinder of an internal combustion engine prior to ignition, or the engine cycle in which this process takes place. [1/3 definitions]
compression ratio in an internal-combustion engine, the ratio of the largest to the smallest volume of a cylinder measured at the top and bottom of the piston stroke.
cord a unit of volume used for fuel wood, equal to 128 cubic feet or 3.6 cubic meters, arranged in a pile measuring four by four by eight feet. [1/8 definitions]
cu. abbreviation of "cubic," having the volume of a cube whose edge is of a specific length.
cubic having the volume of a cube whose edge is of a specific length. [1/3 definitions]
cubical of or concerning spatial volume. [1/2 definitions]
cubic measure a system of measurement of volume in which 1,728 cubic inches equal one cubic foot and 1,000 cubic millimeters equal one cubic centimeter.
cusec a unit for measuring volume of flowing fluid, equal to one cubic foot per second.
cylinder in geometry, a surface or volume described by a straight line tracing a closed curve, esp. a circle, at a fixed angle, usu. a right angle, in two parallel planes. [1/5 definitions]
decastere a unit of volume equal to ten steres or cubic meters or 13.079 cubic yards.
decistere a unit of volume equal to one tenth of a stere or cubic meter or 3.532 cubic feet.
dense difficult to understand because of complexity or volume of detail. [1/4 definitions]