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volume

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvolumevol‧ume /ˈvɒljuːm $ ˈvɑːljəm/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL noun  1 LOUD/NOISYTCBsound [uncountable] the amount of sound produced by a television, radio etcturn the volume up/down Can you turn the volume up?RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say turn something up or turn something down rather than use the noun volume:Can you turn the TV up a bit?She’s always yelling at us to turn our music down.2 amount of somethingAMOUNT [countable usually singular, uncountable] the total amount of something, especially when it is large or increasingvolume of The volume of traffic on the roads has increased dramatically in recent years. the volume of tradesee thesaurus at amount3 space filled [countable usually singular] a measurement of the amount of space that a substance or object fills, or the amount of space in a containervolume of an instrument for measuring the volume of a gas The volume of the container measures 10,000 cubic metres.see thesaurus at size4 book [countable] (written abbreviation vol.) a) ALa book that is part of a set, or one into which a very long book is divided The period from 1940–45 is in volume 9. b) formalTCN a bookvolume of a volume of Keats’s poetry c) all the copies of a particular magazine printed in one particular year speak volumes at speak(9)
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volumea 13-volume reporta volume of poetryThe period from 1940 to 1949 is in Volume 9.In the 12 months to October its volume sales grew 101 % according to ACNielsen.That is the task of other volumes and even more of other authors.sales volumeIt was a bizarre, almost surreal volume.This button here controls the volume.Bill had the volume on the stereo turned up all the way.After 1998, there was a rapid fall in the volume of trade.The shifting of continents has an impact on the volume of water the oceans can contain.Help me figure out the volume of this fish tank.The unit is equal to the volume of a container measuring 8 by 8 by 20 feet.You can use the remote control to turn the volume up or down.Turn the volume down - I can't hear myself think!In recent years, the volume of traffic has been doubling annually.The volume of traffic on our roads has risen by 50% in the past three years.turn the volume up/downAfter turning the volume up again she disappeared into the kitchen to make herself a pastrami on rye.He turned the volume up as loud as it would go and stared at the familiar faces on the screen.She turned the volume down instead of up and went to the door, which she'd dutifully bolted and chained.She leaned forward to turn the volume down, muttering something over her shoulder about the neighbours.Others can make a loud noise when stopped and you have to turn the volume down.We turned the volume down but stayed up talking.Tim Renton is obviously the kind of person who would turn the volume down on a Johnny Mathis 78.volume ofa large volume of mailThe volume of trade between the two regions continues to grow.
From Longman Business Dictionaryvolumevol‧ume /ˈvɒljuːmˈvɑːljəm/ noun [countable, uncountable]1the amount of space that a substance or object contains or fillsThe US gallon is about five-sixths the volume of the UK gallon.2the total amount of somethingvolume ofThe volume of exports was up 4% on the previous 4 months.the high volume of traffic at O'Hare airport59% of companies reported that sales volume was lower than a year ago.The telephone company began offering a new volume discount (=price reduction for using a large amount of goods or services) for business customers.3FINANCE the total amount of activity on a stockmarket, usually measured by the number of shares that have been traded in a particular period of timeVolume dropped sharply to 113.5 million shares.
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