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1 The magnitude of the three-dimensional space occupied by a solid or a quantity of fluid (brain volume, blood volume); hence, figuratively, a quantity or amount of anything (volume of trade).

2 The perceived magnitude of space filled by a sound, loud and low-pitched sounds generally appearing to fill more space than soft and high-pitched sounds.

3 Another name for loudness, but this sense is avoided in careful usage.

4 A bound book, especially one belonging to a series. [From Latin volumen a roll or book, from volvere to turn or roll up]

Subjects: Psychology.


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