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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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volatilevol‧a‧tile /ˈvɒlətaɪl $ ˈvɑːlətl/ ●○○ adjective  1 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTa volatile situation is likely to change suddenly and without warning opp stable an increasingly volatile political situation the highly volatile stock and bond markets2 ANGRYsomeone who is volatile can suddenly become angry or violent3 HC technical a volatile liquid or substance changes easily into a gas opp stablevolatility /ˌvɒləˈtɪləti $ ˌvɑː-/ noun [uncountable]
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volatileThe political situation in the Balkans is still extremely volatile.Churn makes it harder for charities to raise money, keeps real-estate prices in check and politics volatile.Politics in Britain has become volatile.As the vapours rise in the column through each successive equilibrium, they become richer in the more volatile component.People are afraid to change jobs in today's volatile economy.And abortion is a very volatile, emotional issue.A high turnover may well have been justified in view of volatile markets.She formed enduring friendships with women and more intense, volatile ones with men.With markets so volatile, small investors are turning from do-it-yourself trading in search of greater interaction and guidance from brokers.highly volatileAs a consequence, fertility has been highly volatile.Long-term trends suggest that economic optimism was highly volatile.Thus the L curve can be highly volatile.This is partly because changes in institutional stockholding can make markets highly volatile and therefore risky for smaller investors.It is highly volatile, and through its impact on productivity affects both supply and demand sides of the economy.Weekly unemployment claims are a highly volatile indicator and prove little by themselves.High-tech stocks have always been highly volatile, partly because of their past booms and busts.
From Longman Business Dictionaryvolatilevol‧a‧tile /ˈvɒlətaɪlˈvɑːlətl/ adjective a volatile market, situation etc is changing quickly and suddenly, for example rising and falling without much warningBonds started the year in a highly volatile trading environment.volatility noun [uncountable]The report questioned whether market volatility should be blamed on foreign investors.
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