Adjective "volatility" definition and examples

(Volatility may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/vɒləˈtɪlɪti/

Definitions and examples

noun

Liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
  1. 'a week of historic stock market volatility'
  2. 'With that kind of price volatility we are in favor of all kinds of risk management.'
  3. 'The chairman said commodities volatility is a normal part of doing business.'
  4. 'the children have been exposed to the full force of her volatility'
  5. 'It gave me a real sense of the volatility of their relationship.'
  6. 'My conjecture is that he owes his restlessness and volatility to his Spanish blood from his mother's side.'
Tendency of a substance to evaporate at normal temperatures.
  1. 'Neither the volatility of chemicals in an indoor environment, nor whether pesticide residues may be absorbed by the skin during handling of flowers is addressed.'
  2. 'An international collaboration of radiochemists has determined the volatility of bohrium, element 107 - the heaviest element yet whose chemistry has been successfully investigated.'
  3. 'Pesticide volatility increases with increasing temperature.'

More definitions

1. evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor: Acetone is a volatile solvent.

2. tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive: a volatile political situation.

3. changeable; mercurial; flighty: a volatile disposition.

4. (of prices, values, etc.) tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly: volatile market conditions.

5. fleeting; transient: volatile beauty.

6. Computers. of or relating to storage that does not retain data whe

More examples(as adjective)

"wills can be volatility."

"surroundings can be volatility."

"plays can be volatility."

"jacks can be volatility."

Origin

(volatile)