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There is a volatile mix, and that's because we're all intense. And there's no denying that.
Alex Van Halen

Meaning of "volatile" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VOLATILE

From Latin volātīlis flying, from volāre to fly.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VOLATILE

volatile  [ˈvɒləˌtaɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VOLATILE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Volatile can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VOLATILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of volatile in the English dictionary

The first definition of volatile in the dictionary is capable of readily changing from a solid or liquid form to a vapour; having a high vapour pressure and a low boiling point. Other definition of volatile is disposed to caprice or inconstancy; fickle; mercurial. Volatile is also liable to sudden, unpredictable, or explosive change.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VOLATILE


acetyl
ˈæsɪˌtaɪl
butyl
ˈbjuːˌtaɪl
fluviatile
ˈfluːvɪəˌtaɪl
herptile
ˈhɜːpˌtaɪl
infantile
ˈɪnfənˌtaɪl
lifestyle
ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl
mercantile
ˈmɜːkənˌtaɪl
nonvolatile
nɒnˈvɒləˌtaɪl
pantile
ˈpænˌtaɪl
portatile
ˈpɔːtəˌtaɪl
productile
prəˈdʌkˌtaɪl
pulsatile
ˈpʌlsəˌtaɪl
refractile
rɪˈfrækˌtaɪl
saxatile
ˈsæksəˌtaɪl
style
staɪl
textile
ˈtɛkstaɪl
tile
taɪl
umbratile
ˈʌmbrəˌtaɪl
versatile
ˈvɜːsəˌtaɪl
vibratile
ˈvaɪbrəˌtaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VOLATILE

volable
volage
Volans
volant
volante
Volantis
Volapuk
volar
volary
volatic
volatile oil
volatile salt
volatileness
volatilisable
volatilisation
volatilise
volatility
volatilizable
volatilization
volatilize

WORDS THAT END LIKE VOLATILE

Castile
cortile
ductile
erectile
fertile
futile
gentile
hostile
infertile
interquartile
inutile
percentile
projectile
quintile
reptile
sal volatile
stile
subtile
tactile
utile

Synonyms and antonyms of volatile in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VOLATILE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «volatile» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of volatile

Translation of «volatile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VOLATILE

Find out the translation of volatile to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of volatile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «volatile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变化无常的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inestable
570 millions of speakers

English

volatile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्थिर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متقلبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

летучих
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

volátil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্বায়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

explosif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak menentu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unsicher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不安定な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일촉즉발의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Volatile
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bay hơi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிதில் ஆவியாகிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्थिर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uçucu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

instabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lotny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

летючих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

volatil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πτητικών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlugtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flyktiga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

volatile
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of volatile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VOLATILE»

The term «volatile» is very widely used and occupies the 17.498 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VOLATILE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about volatile

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10 QUOTES WITH «VOLATILE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word volatile.
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Dennis C. Blair
The use of large-scale military force in volatile regions of underdeveloped countries is difficult to do right, has major unintended consequences and rarely turns out to be quick, effective, controlled and short lived.
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Jim Bolger
And if you're getting a poll coming out month after month saying something and then all of a sudden does an enormous swing in one direction - you are dealing with a more volatile electorate than most people believe they have.
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Sam Brownback
Immigration is a volatile issue, but we're in the middle of it now, and probably the worst thing to do is to not do anything. Everybody recognizes the current system is not working the way we want it to work. It has huge flaws to it; need to do something.
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James Buchan
At the heart of banking is a suicidal strategy. Banks take money from the public or each other on call, skim it for their own reward and then lock the rest up in volatile, insecure and illiquid loans that at times they cannot redeem without public aid.
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Robert Creeley
You were saying that once when visiting Yale, you were struck that unlike Pound, Williams's thinking was volatile, I mean, did not stay locked into a pattern of concepts that then defined his subsequent necessary behavior, whereas Pound did.
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Jonathan Dee
Those who know New York City primarily through tourism or mass culture may think of us natives as possessing certain shared characteristics, not all of them flattering. But the true, volatile charisma of New York lies in how balkanised it is.
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Amanda Donohoe
My father worked for the Foreign Office, so he was away a lot of the time. We were a very volatile family. There was a lot of love and a lot of conflict. The conflict kicked in mostly during my adolescence.
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Kirk Gibson
I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don't worry about it. Our day will come.
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Alex Van Halen
There is a volatile mix, and that's because we're all intense. And there's no denying that.
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Tom Hanks
I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don't want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there's a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VOLATILE»

Discover the use of volatile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to volatile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Volatile Compounds in Foods and Beverages
Collects the information available in the literature on volatile compounds in foods and beverages.
Henk Maarse, 1991
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Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism
I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking." —Alphonso Lingis "This is a text of rare erudition and intellectual force.
Elizabeth A. Grosz, 1994
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Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
This book covers a number of very topical issues concerning VOCs, including stratospheric ozone depletion due to CFCs, and the properties of alternative substances; the role of VOCs in the photochemical formation of lower atmosphere ...
Ronald E. Hester, Roy M. Harrison, 1995
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VLSI-Design of Non-Volatile Memories
Throughout all parts of this book, the authors have taken a practical and applications-driven point of view, providing a comprehensive and easily understood approach to all the concepts discussed.
Giovanni Campardo, Rino Micheloni, David Novosel, 2005
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Adjusting to Volatile Energy Prices
Verleger reviews previous attempts to stabilize price fluctuations of other commodities and finds that these efforts have invariably failed.
Philip K. Verleger, 1994
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Design of Thermal Oxidation Systems for Volatile Organic ...
The book provides: practical, complete, and concise thermal oxidizer design principles an outline of state-of-the-art design principles a practical rather than theoretical approach real industrial examples in each chapter With the new ...
David A Lewandowski, 1999
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Options for Volatile Markets: Managing Volatility and ...
' Be prepared with the tactics in this book." —Donato A. Montanaro, Jr., Chairman and CEO, TradeKing "Options for Volatile Markets provides the reader with time-tested option strategies for capital appreciation, income generation, and ...
Richard Lehman, Lawrence G. McMillan, 2011
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Error Correction Codes for Non-Volatile Memories
Nowadays it is hard to find an electronic device which does not use codes: for example, we listen to music via heavily encoded audio CD's and we watch movies via encoded DVD's.
Rino Micheloni, Alessia Marelli, Roberto Ravasio, 2008
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Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere
Volatile Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere describes the current state of knowledge of the chemistry of VOCs as well as the methods and techniques to analyse gaseous and particulate organic compounds in the atmosphere.
Ralf Koppmann, 2008
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Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and ...
Concept and Theory Boxes: Ideas and theories introduced, but not elaborated on, in the text are given a more thorough and concise treatment in the boxes.
Valerie Jan Gunter, Steve Kroll-Smith, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VOLATILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term volatile is used in the context of the following news items.
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Analyzing Intel-Micron 3D XPoint: The Next Generation Non-Volatile
NAND, on the other hand, has much higher latency (especially write operations) and has a limited number of write cycles, but the cells are non-volatile and the ... «AnandTech, Jul 15»
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Intel and Micron Produce Breakthrough Memory Technology
New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
3
Shanghai stocks volatile, US futures higher
Shanghai stocks were volatile Tuesday, after making the biggest drop in eight years the previous day, while U.S. stock futures were higher. Here is where major ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
Theater gunman had 'volatile mental state,' family said
Theater gunman had 'volatile mental state,' family said in 2008 documents seeking protection. Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home because of his ... «WDAM-TV, Jul 15»
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TD Ameritrade suffers trading outage to end volatile week
... software upgrade on the exchange's computers. It has been a tremendously volatile week of trading and message boards lit up during the Ameritrade outage. «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
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Wall Street ends stronger after volatile session
Wall Street ends stronger after volatile session. Reuters. By Noel Randewich July 7, 2015 5:59 PM. · · · · Content preferences ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
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UK property shares live up to safe-haven tag in volatile world
In a world of volatile market swings, Greek debt fears and an impending U.S. interest rate hike, one safe haven that has delivered on its promise is UK property. «Reuters UK, Jul 15»
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China to hold live-fire military drills along volatile Myanmar border
BEIJING – China's military will hold live-firing exercises along its volatile border with Myanmar near where Chinese civilians were killed by stray bombs from a ... «Fox News, May 15»
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India has built up defences vs volatile capital flows: RBI Governor …
CHENNAI: Reserve Bank of India's governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday the country has built up layers of defences against volatile capital flows in financial ... «Economic Times, May 15»
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Volatile start in markets could help bank profits
Other currencies have also been volatile. The European Central Bank started its own bond-buying program this year, which has pushed the euro lower against ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Apr 15»

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