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noun volume pronunciation in British English /ˈvɒljuːm/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an amount of something
    volume of: an increase in the volume of traffic
    The total volume of trade has reached £800 million.
    large/huge volume: Some students cannot cope with the huge volume of work.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the amount of space something fills, or the amount of space in a container
    The petrol tank has a volume of over 20 gallons.
    Let the bread rise to twice its original volume.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the loudness of a sound from a television, radio etc
    Can you turn the volume up a little, please?
  4. 4
    [countable] formal a book
    the first volume in a new series of books on fine art
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