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"volume" in British English

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volumenoun

uk   /ˈvɒl.juːm/  us   /ˈvɑːl.juːm/
  • volume noun (AMOUNT)

[C or U] the ​amount of ​space that is ​contained within an ​object or ​solidshape: Which of these ​bottles do you ​think has the ​greater volume?
B2 [U] the ​number or ​amount of something in ​general: It's the sheer volume of ​traffic in the ​city that is ​causing the ​problems.

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  • volume noun (SOUND LEVEL)

B1 [U] the ​level of ​soundproduced by a ​television, ​radio, etc., or the ​switch or other ​devicecontrolling this: Could you ​turn the volume down, ​please, I'm ​trying to ​sleep. I'll ​turn it up if you ​tell me which one is the volume (= ​switch).

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  • volume noun (BOOK)

C2 [C] one in a set of ​relatedbooks: The second volume of his ​memoirs will be ​publishedlater this ​year.
C2 [C] formal a ​book: She took a slim volume down from the ​shelf. a volume ofpoetry

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(Definition of volume from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"volume" in American English

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volumenoun

 us   /ˈvɑl·jəm, -jum/
  • volume noun (SPACE)

[C/U] an ​amount of ​space having ​length, ​height, and ​width: [C] You need a ​bigairconditioner 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 ​maindifficulty with ​teaching is the ​sheer volume of ​work. The ​system could not ​handle the volume of ​electronicmail. We are ​looking for a high volume of ​sales.
  • volume noun (SOUND LEVEL)

[U] the ​level of ​soundproduced by a ​television, ​radio, etc., or the ​switch or other ​devicecontrolling 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 ​relatedbooks: 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)

"volume" in Business English

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volumenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​fueltank?
the ​totalnumber 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 ​consumergoods have ​risen in volume by 10%. Retail ​sales volumes ​rose by 5.4% in the ​year to May in Sweden.
STOCK MARKET the ​totalnumber of ​shares that are ​bought or ​sold on a ​stockmarket within a particular ​period of ​time: Trading volumetotaled more than 2.8 million ​shares. The averagedaily 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 ​firmcommitments from ​buyers. The ​company will begin ​shipping in volume next month.
(Definition of volume from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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