volume

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Volume is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /vɒljuːm/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
volume

Plural
volumes

  1. (uncountable) The volume of sound or music is how loud it is.
    Teens listening to their MP3 players at high volume can damage their hearing.
    Hey! Turn down the volume. It's too loud.
  2. (countable & uncountable) The volume of something is the amount of it.
    The traffic volume on Ontario highways jumped 12% last year.
    The story usually experiences a high customer volume around Christmas.
  3. (countable) The volume of a material or a container is the amount of space it takes.
    The volume of water of a typical shower is about 43 litres.
    Use of newer cars can reduce the volume of CO produced.
  4. (countable) A volume is a book, magazine, or other printed material, usually part of a series.
    He has published a second volume of autobiography, in which he deals with his years as a student.
    The research can be found in the most recent volume of The Canadian Journal of Language and Linguistics.