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English definition of “volume”

volume

noun [C or U]     /ˈvɒljuːm/ (abbreviation vol.)
the amount of space that is contained within an object, or that is filled by an object or substance: What is the volume of the fuel tank?
the total number or amount of something: The helpline could not handle the volume of calls from people having problems.by volume The company is now the number one swimwear retailer by volume. Imports of consumer goods have risen in volume by 10%. Retail sales volumes rose by 5.4% in the year to May in Sweden.
STOCK MARKET the total number of shares that are bought or sold on a stock market within a particular period of time: Trading volume totaled more than 2.8 million shares. The average daily volume has been 700,860 shares a day for the past three months.heavy/light/moderate volume There could be volatility before year-end due to light volume.
in volume in large quantities: They will not begin manufacturing the laptop in volume unless they have firm commitments from buyers. The company will begin shipping in volume next month.
→ See also high volume, low volume, sales volume
(Definition of volume noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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