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volume

vol·ume

volume

 
pronunciation:
val yum [or] val ym
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a collection of pages of writing or print bound together; book.
Our public library has thousands of volumes.
synonyms:
book, publication
similar words:
folio, journal, monograph, quarto, tome, treatise
definition 2: one of the books in a series or set of books.
This encyclopedia has twenty-five volumes.
definition 3: the amount of space enclosed within or occupied by a three-dimensional object.
The volume of the car engine is about two hundred cubic inches.
synonyms:
bulk, capacity, content
similar words:
dimensions, magnitude, mass, measure, measurements, size
definition 4: amount; quantity.
The Red Cross was pleased with the volume of response to its appeal for blood donations.
synonyms:
amount, quantity
similar words:
aggregate, number, sum, total
definition 5: (often pl.) a large amount or quantity.
Over the years, the principal received volumes of criticism from parents who thought he was too strict.Every Christmas, the post office receives volumes of letters addressed to Santa Claus.
synonyms:
abundance, mass, profusion, quantity
similar words:
heap, ocean, pile, plenty, raft, shower, world
definition 6: the degree of loudness of sound.
Could you turn down the volume on the TV, please?The volume of the music in the club was too much for her, so she went go outside.
synonyms:
loudness
similar words:
amplification, sound
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