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Paralanguage vs. Volume

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Paralanguagenoun

(linguistics) The non-verbal elements of speech, and to a limited extent of writing, used to modify meaning and convey emotion, such as pitch, volume, and intonation

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.’;

Paralanguagenoun

the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings

Volumenoun

Strength of sound. Measured in decibels.

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

Paralanguage

Paralanguage, also known as vocalics, is a component of meta-communication that may modify meaning, give nuanced meaning, or convey emotion, by using techniques such as prosody, pitch, volume, intonation, etc. It is sometimes defined as relating to nonphonemic properties only.

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.’;

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Volumenoun

A bound book.

Volumenoun

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

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

Volumenoun

Quantity.

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

Volumenoun

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

Volumenoun

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

Volumeverb

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

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Volumeverb

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

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).’;

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.’;

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.’;

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.

Volumenoun

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

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Volumenoun

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

‘the gas expanded to twice its original volume’;

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’;

Volumenoun

physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;

‘he used a large book as a doorstop’;

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’;

Volumenoun

a relative amount;

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

Volumenoun

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

‘the kids played their music at full volume’;

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.

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