Adjective "Volumes" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A book forming part of a work or series.
  1. in combination 'a four-volume work'
  2. 'Now, thirty-five years later, he is publishing the seventh volume in this series.'
  3. 'The latest two volumes of this exciting series continue the tradition of scholarly and typographical excellence established by their predecessors.'
  4. 'Eventually the series filled two volumes published in March and May 1788.'
  5. 'It is intended to stand alone, so one does not have to read the other volumes in the series.'
  6. 'The project was finally initiated in 1985; to date, seven volumes of the series have been published.'
  7. 'The records of the proceedings, including the documentation of the Nazi atrocities, were published in a series of forty-two volumes.'
  8. 'There was huge, leather bound series of volumes of Encyclopaedia Celtica.'
  9. 'As with other volumes in this series, a solid introduction is followed by verse by verse comment on the text.'
  10. 'As the editor of the subsequent volume in this series observes, the nineteenth century was to be Britain's century.'
  11. 'The natural history of the birds was treated in a second series of nine volumes.'
  12. 'her volume of short stories'
  13. 'He initially conceived of the drawings in the book to be printed in a bound volume that would have no title, no words, and no instructions to indicate which was the top or bottom.'
  14. 'The children entered the competition in July last year and were delighted to see their work in print when the volume was published in January.'
  15. 'There is going to have to be some serious distilling done if I'm going to be able to condense them into a single volume.'
  16. 'By 1999, the Library had collected over 92,000 volumes of rare books as well as 125,000 manuscripts along with periodicals and newspapers.'
  17. 'Whole printed volumes have been digitised from January 1914 to December 1920 and from January 1939 to December 1948.'
  18. 'Looking up from the history he was currently reading, he yawned hugely, stretching in his seat, in the process knocking several of the bound volumes to the floor.'
  19. 'It is hard to imagine a single volume containing more information.'
  20. 'During his lifetime Blake wrote many volumes of poetry and religious philosophy, and was an accomplished artist and engraver.'
  21. 'The bound volume, kept at the museum in Edinburgh, is believed to be the first official attempt to link tartans with certain clans.'
  22. 'The volume is nicely written, well organized, thoroughly documented, and a masterpiece of cross-cultural studies.'
  23. 'So I went to the college library and started to go through the volumes of back issues.'
  24. 'This is the sixth volume of these periodic reviews, collected together on this occasion by two members of the Editorial Board.'
  25. 'January and July issues were selected because they represent the first issue in each volume after the Journal began monthly publication.'
  26. 'The issues are bound together in large telephone directory-sized volumes after every twenty five or so issues.'
The amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container.
  1. 'Processes farther down the pipeline must be upgraded and reworked in order to handle much greater volume.'
  2. 'Since the bulk of volume gets occupied with the furniture pieces, the beauty of a bedroom greatly depends upon the quality of the furniture.'
  3. 'First, if the outside air temperature is dramatically different to that of the water the tank is cooled on immersion and the air volume is reduced within it.'
  4. 'The following are the country's most widely planted varieties, red wine varieties first, in descending order of volume of wine produced.'
  5. 'With negative curvature, space has infinite volume.'
  6. 'A huge workforce, in the region of a million today, handles this massive volume of diamonds.'
  7. 'Formalist interpretations of Cubism view its essential significance as lying in a revolutionary approach to the depiction of space, volume, and mass.'
  8. 'Real objects are not point masses but occupy a volume of space and have an infinite variety of shapes.'
  9. 'Pressure sensors determine your body volume by measuring the amount of air your body displaces.'
  10. count noun 'the volumes of data handled are vast'
  11. 'With the airport authorities barely equipped to handle such huge volume of people, the airport now resembles a sophisticated bus stand.'
  12. 'The sheer volume of consumers has simultaneously homogenized it, as well as reigniting enthusiasm for it.'
  13. 'Wireless networks are not built to handle the huge volume of calls that emergencies generate.'
  14. 'The existing airport, he notes, still has just one X-ray machine at its international terminal to handle the huge traffic volume that the airport now sees.'
  15. '‘We've never had to deal with this volume of complaints for this sort of programme before,’ said an ITC spokeswoman.'
  16. 'Plainly the company did not want to lose this, although it is hard to see who else could have handled traffic of this volume in any sensible way.'
  17. 'Because of the large volume of e-mail received, the President cannot personally respond to each message.'
  18. 'The business has also been successful in increasing both the value and volume of orders per customer through better customer relationship management.'
  19. 'You might refund part of passengers' fares, cutting into your margin in order to increase volume.'
  20. 'A continuous battle ensued around the vast volume of paperwork issued by various state defendants in order to prevent the action proceeding to hearing.'
  21. 'A key to slenderizing round faces is to minimize the volume of hair that is at the sides and ear area.'
  22. 'The rough, dry hair started looking full of life and volume.'
  23. 'A tightly gathered ponytail will look sleek and elegant, while leaving the top of hair more loose adds volume and fun.'
  24. '‘Basically, we want to give more volume to the hair so that there can be more playful lines in the clothing and cosmetics,’ he said.'
  25. 'He applies a lightweight gloss after blow-drying and before curling to help keep her hair's natural volume and fullness under control and to add shine.'
  26. 'It gives length and volume, so your hair looks natural.'
  27. 'So let's break this hairstyle into two simple things we need to focus on: volume and tamed hair.'
  28. 'This would be used to fill in a chignon, creating the desired volume of hair.'
Quantity or power of sound; degree of loudness.
  1. 'Using the automatic volume level avoids these problems.'
  2. 'In the finished models of the theremin, volume levels were controlled by means of a comparable heterodyne effect triggered by the player's other hand.'
  3. 'In the past, the power/mute / volume buttons could be programmed to control the TV.'
  4. 'A good camera will have a headphone socket so the operator can hear exactly the sound that is being captured and, in particular, the level or volume of the sound.'
  5. 'Your doctor checks your speech and sound recognition at various volume levels.'
  6. 'Timbre and volume are controlled by switches and knobs in a drawer on the left side of the instrument.'
  7. 'The phone fits nicely in your hand and despite its compact size, the controls are a decent size, with volume and the power key moulded in the easy to grip composite exterior.'
  8. 'He has himself spoken of adding weight and volume to Indian sounds and of liberating Indian melodic forms from the closed world of the chamber to the freedom of the large concert hall.'
  9. 'Decibels of sound volume must be specified with the distance, typically one metre, otherwise they are meaningless.'
  10. 'As for playback, the program offers the repeat control, volume level normalisation, and custom track overlap.'

More definitions


1. a collection of written or printed sheets bound together and constituting a book.

2. one book of a related set or series.

3. a set of issues of a periodical, often covering one year.

4. History/Historical. a roll of papyrus, parchment, or the like, or of manuscript.

5. the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or substance occupies.

6. a mass or quantity, especially a large quantity, of something: a volume of mail.

7. amount; total: the volume of sales.


(volume)Late Middle English (originally denoting a roll of parchment containing written matter): from Old French volum(e), from Latin volumen, volumin- ‘a roll’, from volvere ‘to roll’. An obsolete meaning ‘size or extent (of a book)’ gave rise to volume (sense 2).