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an increase in the volume of traffic
The total volume of trade has reached £800 million.
Some students cannot cope with the huge volume of work.
The petrol tank has a volume of over 20 gallons.
Let the bread rise to twice its original volume.
Can you turn the volume up a little, please?
the first volume in a new series of books on fine art
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of volume from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.