What is volume?

  • (noun): The property of something that is great in magnitude.
    Example: "The volume of exports"
    Synonyms: bulk, mass
    See also — Additional definitions below


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary, for example, the space that a substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) or shape occupies or contains. Volume is often quantified numerically using the SI derived unit, the cubic metre. The volume of a container is generally understood to be the capacity of the container, i. e. the amount of fluid (gas or liquid) that the container could hold, rather than the amount of space the container itself displaces.

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Vampirella - Collected Editions - Warren Magazine Stories
... Collection #1-4 Vampirella Legendary Tales #1-2 Vampirella Crimson Chronicles Volume 1 (reprints from #1-10), 2004, ISBN 978-0-910692-96-0 Volume 2 (reprints from #11-18), 2004, ISBN 978-0-910692-95-3 ...
Volume Serial Number
... A volume serial number is a serial number assigned to a disk volume or tape volume ... six characters, is in uppercase, must start with a letter, and identifies a volume to the system in unique manner ... example "SYSRES" is often used for a system residence volume ...
Eddie Van Halen - Style and Influence - Volume Swells
... Eddie used a volume technique in the instrumental "Cathedral" ... He hammered notes on the fretboard with one hand while rolling the volume knob with the other ... This "volume swells" sound (also known as "violining", because of the way it sounds) was originally popularized by 1970s progressive rock bands like Genesis (Steve Hackett), Focus (Jan Akkerman), Yes (Steve ...
Intracranial Pressure - The Monro-Kellie Hypothesis
... The pressure-volume relationship between ICP, volume of CSF, blood, and brain tissue, and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) is known as the Monro-Kellie doctrine or the Monro-Kellie ... compartment is incompressible, and the volume inside the cranium is a fixed volume ... The cranium and its constituents (blood, CSF, and brain tissue) create a state of volume equilibrium, such that any increase in volume of one of the cranial constituents must be ...
Volume Formula Derivations - Cone
... However, using calculus, the volume of a cone is the integral of an infinite number of infinitesimally small circular slabs of thickness dx ... The calculation for the volume of a cone of height h, whose base is centered at (0,0,0) with radius r, is as follows ... The volume of the cone can then be calculated as ...

More definitions of "volume":

  • (noun): A relative amount.
    Example: "Mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"
  • (noun): A publication that is one of a set of several similar publications.
    Example: "The third volume was missing"; "he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review"
  • (noun): The magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction).
    Example: "The kids played their music at full volume"
    Synonyms: loudness, intensity
  • (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    Synonyms: book
  • (noun): The amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object.
    Example: "The gas expanded to twice its original volume"

Famous quotes containing the word volume:

    F.R. Leavis’s “eat up your broccoli” approach to fiction emphasises this junkfood/wholefood dichotomy. If reading a novel—for the eighteenth century reader, the most frivolous of diversions—did not, by the middle of the twentieth century, make you a better person in some way, then you might as well flush the offending volume down the toilet, which was by far the best place for the undigested excreta of dubious nourishment.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading ... may be given without first getting the author’s permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being Truth itself, is One—one for all men and for all occupations.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)