Atomic volume
Volume Vol"ume, n. [F., from L. volumen a roll of writing, a book, volume, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See {Voluble}.] 1. A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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). --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

An odd volume of a set of books bears not the value of its proportion to the set. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil. [1913 Webster]

So glides some trodden serpent on the grass, And long behind wounded volume trails. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Undulating billows rolling their silver volumes. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone. [1913 Webster]

{Atomic volume}, {Molecular volume} (Chem.), the ratio of the atomic and molecular weights divided respectively by the specific gravity of the substance in question.

{Specific volume} (Physics & Chem.), the quotient obtained by dividing unity by the specific gravity; the reciprocal of the specific gravity. It is equal (when the specific gravity is referred to water at 4[deg] C. as a standard) to the number of cubic centimeters occupied by one gram of the substance. [1913 Webster]


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