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volume

noun  us   /ˈvɑl·jəm, -jum/

volume noun (SPACE)

[C/U] an amount of space having length, height, and width: [C] You need a big air conditioner to cool a large volume of space. [U] About 8 percent of the total volume of garbage is plastic packaging.

volume noun (AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] the number or amount of something having a lot of units or parts: The main difficulty with teaching is the sheer volume of work. The system could not handle the volume of electronic mail. We are looking for a high volume of sales.

volume noun (SOUND LEVEL)

[U] the level of sound produced by a television, radio, etc., or the switch or other device controlling this: Could you turn the volume down, please – I’m trying to sleep.

volume noun (BOOK)

[C] a book, esp. one book in a set of related books: a slim volume of poetry I’m missing the last volume of the set.
(Definition of volume from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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