volume: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vol'ym, -yum), [key]
— n.
  1. a collection of written or printed sheets bound together and constituting a book.
  2. one book of a related set or series.
  3. a set of issues of a periodical, often covering one year.
  4. a roll of papyrus, parchment, or the like, or of manuscript.
  5. the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or substance occupies.
  6. a mass or quantity, esp. a large quantity, of something: a volume of mail.
  7. amount; total: the volume of sales.
  8. the degree of sound intensity or audibility; loudness: to turn up the volume on a radio.
  9. fullness or quantity of tone.
  10. Her testimony spoke volumes.
    1. to be very evident or significant:Her testimony spoke volumes.
    2. to be expressive or meaningful:Your eyes speak volumes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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