vol·ume /ˈvɑljəm, (ˌ)jum/
vol·ume /ˈvɑljəm, (ˌ)jum/ 名詞
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° C. as a standard) to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of the substance.
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: physical objects consisting of 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]