2. Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single work, or a part of a
work, or more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part of an extended work which is bound up
together in one cover; as, a work in four volumes.
An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value of its proportion to the set.Franklin.
4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.
So glides some trodden serpent on the grass,Dryden.
And long behind wounded volume trails.
Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.W. Irving.
4. Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards,
etc.; mass; bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of gas.
5. (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
Atomic volume, Molecular volume (Chem.), the ratio of the atomic and molecular weights divided
respectively by the specific gravity of the substance in question. Specific volume (Physics & Chem.),
the quotient obtained by dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of the specific gravity. It is
equal (when the specific gravity is referred to water at 4° C. as a standard) to the number of cubic centimeters
occupied by one gram of the substance.
1. Having the form of a volume, or roil; as, volumed mist.
The distant torrent's rushing soundByron.
Tells where the volumed cataract doth roll.
2. Having volume, or bulk; massive; great.
(Vol`u*me*nom"e*ter) n. [L. volumen volume + -meter.] (Physics) An instrument for
measuring the volume of a body, especially a solid, by means of the difference in tension caused by its
presence and absence in a confined portion of air.
(Vol`u*me*nom"e*try) n. (Chem. & Physics) The method or process of measuring
volumes by means of the volumenometer.
(Vo*lu"me*scope) n. [Volume + - scope.] (Physics) An instrument consisting essentially
of a glass tube provided with a graduated scale, for exhibiting to the eye the changes of volume of a
gas or gaseous mixture resulting from chemical action, and the like.
(Vo*lu"me*ter) n. [Cf. F. volumètre. See Volumetric.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring
the volumes of gases or liquids by introducing them into a vessel of known capacity.
Volumetric analysis (Chem.), that system of the quantitative analysis of solutions which employs definite
volumes of standardized solutions of reagents, as measured by burettes, pipettes, etc.; also, the analysis
of gases by volume, as by the eudiometer.
(Vol`u*met"ric) a. [Volume + - metric.] Of or pertaining to the measurement of volume.
(Vol`u*met"ric*al) a. Volumetric. Vol`u*met"ric*al*ly, adv.
(Vo*lu"mi*nous) a. [L. voluminosus: cf. F. volumineux.] Of or pertaining to volume or