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Flat vs. Volume

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Flatadjective

Having no variations in height.

‘The land around here is flat.’;

Volumenoun

A three-dimensional measure of space that comprises a length, a width and a height. It is measured in units of cubic centimeters in metric, cubic inches or cubic feet in English measurement.

‘The room is 9x12x8, so its volume is 864 cubic feet.’;

Flatadjective

Without variations in pitch.

Volumenoun

Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.

‘Please turn down the volume on the stereo.’;

Flatadjective

(slang) Describing certain features, usually the breasts and/or buttocks, that are extremely small or not visible at all.

‘That girl is completely flat on both sides.’;

Volumenoun

The issues of a periodical over a period of one year.

‘I looked at this week's copy of the magazine. It was volume 23, issue 45.’;

Flatadjective

Lowered by one semitone.

Volumenoun

A bound book.

Flatadjective

(music) Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.

Volumenoun

A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.

‘The letter "G" was found in volume 4.’;

Flatadjective

(of a tire or other inflated object) Deflated, especially because of a puncture.

Volumenoun

Quantity.

‘The volume of ticket sales decreased this week.’;

Flatadjective

Uninteresting.

‘The party was a bit flat.’;

Volumenoun

(economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.

Flatadjective

Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.

Volumenoun

(computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.

Flatadjective

(wine) Lacking acidity without being sweet.

Volumeverb

(intransitive) To be conveyed through the air, waft.

Flatadjective

(of a battery) Unable to emit power; dead.

Volumeverb

(transitive) To cause to move through the air, waft.

Flatadjective

Without spin; spinless.

Volumenoun

A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.

‘The papyrus, and afterward the parchment, was joined together [by the ancients] to form one sheet, and then rolled upon a staff into a volume (volumen).’;

Flatadjective

(figurative) Lacking liveliness or action; depressed; dull and boring.

‘The market is flat.’; ‘The dialogue in your screenplay is flat -- you need to make it more exciting.’;

Volumenoun

Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part of an extended work which is bound up together in one cover; as, a work in four volumes.

‘An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value of its proportion to the set.’;

Flatadjective

Absolute; downright; peremptory.

‘His claim was in flat contradiction to experimental results.’; ‘I'm not going to the party and that's flat.’;

Volumenoun

Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.

‘So glides some trodden serpent on the grass,And long behind wounded volume trails.’; ‘Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes.’;

Flatadjective

sonant; vocal, as distinguished from a sharp (non-sonant) consonant

Volumenoun

Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass; bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of gas.

Flatadjective

(grammar) Not having an inflectional ending or sign, such as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix; or an infinitive without the sign "to".

‘Many flat adverbs, as in 'run fast', 'buy cheap', etc. are from Old English.’;

Volumenoun

Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.

Flatadjective

Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft.

Volumenoun

the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object;

‘the gas expanded to twice its original volume’;

Flatadjective

Flattening at the ends.

Volumenoun

the property of something that is great in magnitude;

‘it is cheaper to buy it in bulk’; ‘he received a mass of correspondence’; ‘the volume of exports’;

Flatadjective

Lacking in depth, substance, or believability; underdeveloped; one-dimensional.

‘The author created the site to flesh out the books' flatter characters, who were actually quite well developed in her own mind.’;

Volumenoun

physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;

‘he used a large book as a doorstop’;

Flatadverb

So as to be flat.

‘Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.’;

Volumenoun

a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications;

‘the third volume was missing’; ‘he asked for the 1989 volume of the Annual Review’;

Flatadverb

Bluntly.

‘I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.’;

Volumenoun

a relative amount;

‘mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water’;

Flatadverb

Not exceeding.

‘He can run a mile in four minutes flat.’;

Volumenoun

the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction);

‘the kids played their music at full volume’;

Flatadverb

Completely.

‘I am flat broke this month.’;

Volume

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by a closed surface, for example, the space that a substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) or 3D shape occupies or contains. Volume is often quantified numerically using the SI derived unit, the cubic metre.

Flatadverb

Directly; flatly.

Flatadverb

Without allowance for accrued interest.

Flatnoun

An area of level ground.

Flatnoun

(music) A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol ♭ sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., B♭) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. ♭♪).

Flatnoun

A flat tyre/tire.

Flatnoun

(in the plural) A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.

‘She liked to walk in her flats more than in her high heels.’;

Flatnoun

(in the plural) A type of flat-soled running shoe without spikes.

Flatnoun

(painting) A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.

Flatnoun

The flat part of something:

Flatnoun

(swordfighting) The flat side of a blade, as opposed to the sharp edge.

Flatnoun

The palm of the hand, with the adjacent part of the fingers.

Flatnoun

A wide, shallow container.

‘a flat of strawberries’;

Flatnoun

(mail) A large mail piece measuring at least 8 1/2 by 11 inches, such as catalogs, magazines, and unfolded paper enclosed in large envelopes.

Flatnoun

(geometry) A subset of n-dimensional space that is congruent to a Euclidean space of lower dimension.

Flatnoun

A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.

Flatnoun

A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.

Flatnoun

A railroad car without a roof, and whose body is a platform without sides; a platform car or flatcar.

Flatnoun

A platform on a wheel, upon which emblematic designs etc. are carried in processions.

Flatnoun

(mining) A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.

Flatnoun

(obsolete) A dull fellow; a simpleton.

Flatnoun

(technical, theatre) A rectangular wooden structure covered with masonite, lauan, or muslin that depicts a building or other part of a scene, also called backcloth and backdrop.

Flatnoun

An apartment, usually on one level and usually consisting of more than one room.

Flatverb

(poker slang) To make a flat call; to call without raising.

Flatverb

(intransitive) To become flat or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.

Flatverb

To fall from the pitch.

Flatverb

To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

Flatverb

To make flat; to flatten; to level.

Flatverb

To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

Flatadjective

Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane.

‘Though sun and moonWere in the flat sea sunk.’;

Flatadjective

Lying at full length, or spread out, upon the ground; level with the ground or earth; prostrate; as, to lie flat on the ground; hence, fallen; laid low; ruined; destroyed.

‘What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat!’; ‘I feel . . . my hopes all flat.’;

Flatadjective

Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest.

‘A large part of the work is, to me, very flat.’;

Flatadjective

Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste.

Flatadjective

Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.

‘How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitableSeem to me all the uses of this world.’;

Flatadjective

Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.

Flatadjective

Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.

‘Flat burglary as ever was committed.’; ‘A great tobacco taker too, - that's flat.’;

Flatadjective

Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat.

Flatadjective

Sonant; vocal; - applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.

Flatadjective

Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; - said of a club.

Flatadjective

Not having an inflectional ending or sign, as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix, or an infinitive without the sign to. Many flat adverbs, as in run fast, buy cheap, are from AS. adverbs in -ë, the loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives. Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful, true, are now archaic.

Flatadjective

Flattening at the ends; - said of certain fruits.

‘Of all who fell by saber or by shot,Not one fell half so flat as Walter Scott.’;

Flatadverb

In a flat manner; directly; flatly.

‘Sin is flat opposite to the Almighty.’;

Flatadverb

Without allowance for accrued interest.

Flatnoun

A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats.

‘Envy is as the sunbeams that beat hotter upon a bank, or steep rising ground, than upon a flat.’;

Flatnoun

A level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water, or alternately covered and left bare by the tide; a shoal; a shallow; a strand.

‘Half my power, this nightPassing these flats, are taken by the tide.’;

Flatnoun

Something broad and flat in form

Flatnoun

The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.

Flatnoun

A floor, loft, or story in a building;

Flatnoun

A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal.

Flatnoun

A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull.

‘Or if you can not make a speech,Because you are a flat.’;

Flatnoun

A character [$] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.

Flatnoun

A homaloid space or extension.

Flatverb

To make flat; to flatten; to level.

Flatverb

To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

‘Passions are allayed, appetites are flatted.’;

Flatverb

To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

Flatverb

To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.

Flatverb

To fall form the pitch.

Flatnoun

a level tract of land

Flatnoun

a shallow box in which seedlings are started

Flatnoun

a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

Flatnoun

freight car without permanent sides or roof

Flatnoun

a deflated pneumatic tire

Flatnoun

scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

Flatnoun

a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

Flatadjective

having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another;

‘a flat desk’; ‘acres of level farmland’; ‘a plane surface’;

Flatadjective

having no depth or thickness

Flatadjective

not modified or restricted by reservations;

‘a categorical denial’; ‘a flat refusal’;

Flatadjective

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;

‘found himself lying flat on the floor’;

Flatadjective

lacking contrast or shading between tones

Flatadjective

lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone;

‘B flat’; ‘C sharp’;

Flatadjective

flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

Flatadjective

lacking taste or flavor or tang;

‘a bland diet’; ‘insipid hospital food’; ‘flavorless supermarket tomatoes’; ‘vapid beer’; ‘vapid tea’;

Flatadjective

lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting;

‘a bland little drama’; ‘a flat joke’;

Flatadjective

having lost effervescence;

‘flat beer’; ‘a flat cola’;

Flatadjective

not increasing as the amount taxed increases

Flatadjective

not made with leavening;

‘most flat breads are made from unleavened dough’;

Flatadjective

parallel to the ground;

‘a flat roof’;

Flatadjective

without pleats

Flatadjective

lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth;

‘a film with two-dimensional characters’; ‘a flat two-dimensional painting’;

Flatadjective

(of a tire) completely or partially deflated

Flatadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy;

‘flat wall paint’; ‘a photograph with a matte finish’;

Flatadjective

lacking variety in shading;

‘a flat unshaded painting’;

Flatadverb

at full length;

‘he fell flat on his face’;

Flatadverb

with flat sails;

‘sail flat against the wind’;

Flatadverb

below the proper pitch;

‘she sang flat last night’;

Flatadverb

against a flat surface;

‘he lay flat on his back’;

Flatadverb

in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly;

‘he didn't answer directly’; ‘told me straight out’; ‘came out flat for less work and more pay’;

Flatadverb

wholly or completely;

‘He is flat broke’;

Flatadjective

having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations

‘he sat down on a flat rock’; ‘trim the surface of the cake to make it completely flat’;

Flatadjective

(of land) without hills

‘thirty-five acres of flat countryside’;

Flatadjective

(of an expanse of water) calm and without waves.

Flatadjective

not sloping

‘the flat roof of a garage’;

Flatadjective

having a broad level surface but little height or depth; shallow

‘a flat rectangular box’; ‘a flat cap’;

Flatadjective

(of shoes) without heels or with very low heels.

Flatadjective

lacking emotion; dull and lifeless

‘‘I'm sorry,’ he said, in a flat voice’;

Flatadjective

(of a person) without energy or enthusiasm

‘his sense of intoxication wore off until he felt flat and weary’;

Flatadjective

(of trade, prices, etc.) not showing much activity; sluggish

‘the UK housing market was flat’;

Flatadjective

(of a colour) uniform

‘a flat shade of grey’;

Flatadjective

(of a photograph or negative) lacking contrast.

Flatadjective

(of a sparkling drink) having lost its effervescence

‘she sipped some of the flat champagne’;

Flatadjective

(of something kept inflated, especially a tyre) having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture.

Flatadjective

(of a battery) having exhausted its charge.

Flatadjective

(of a fee, wage, or price) the same in all cases, not varying with changed conditions or in particular cases

‘a flat fare of £2.50’;

Flatadjective

(of a denial, contradiction, or refusal) completely definite and firm; absolute

‘the request was met with a flat refusal’;

Flatadjective

(of musical sound) below true or normal pitch.

Flatadjective

(of a key) having a flat or flats in the signature.

Flatadjective

(of a note) a semitone lower than a specified note

‘E flat’;

Flatadjective

relating to flat racing

‘the Flat season’;

Flatadverb

in or to a horizontal position

‘she had been knocked flat by the blast’; ‘he was lying flat on his back’;

Flatadverb

lying in close juxtaposition, especially against another surface

‘his black curly hair was blown flat across his skull’;

Flatadverb

so as to become smooth and even

‘I hammered the metal flat’;

Flatadverb

completely; absolutely

‘I thought you'd turn me down flat’; ‘Myers was flat broke’;

Flatadverb

used with an expression of time to emphasize how quickly something can be done or has been done

‘you can prepare a healthy meal in ten minutes flat’;

Flatadverb

below the true or normal pitch of musical sound

‘it wasn't a question of singing flat, but of simply singing the wrong notes’;

Flatnoun

the flat part of something

‘she placed the flat of her hand over her glass’;

Flatnoun

an area of low level ground, especially near water

‘the shingle flats of the lake’;

Flatnoun

a shallow container in which seedlings are grown and sold.

Flatnoun

a shoe with a very low heel or no heel

‘she wore a white strapless dress and a pair of electric blue flats’;

Flatnoun

a railway wagon with a flat floor and no sides or roof; a flatcar.

Flatnoun

an upright section of stage scenery mounted on a movable frame.

Flatnoun

a flat tyre

‘I've got a flat—there were nails under the wheel’;

Flatnoun

flat racing.

Flatnoun

a musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch.

Flatnoun

the sign ♭, indicating a flat.

Flatnoun

a set of rooms forming an individual residence, typically on one floor and within a larger building containing a number of such residences.

‘a block of flats’;

Flatverb

lower (a note) by a semitone

‘‘blue’ harmony emphasizing the flatted third and seventh’;

Flatverb

make flat; flatten

‘flat the loaves down’;

Flatverb

live in or share a flat

‘Zoë flats in Auckland’;

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