volatile

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin volātilis (flying; swift; temporary; volatile), from volō (I fly).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɑl.əˌtaɪ.əl/, /ˈvɑl.ə.təl/

AdjectiveEdit

volatile (comparative more volatile, superlative most volatile)

  1. (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  2. (of a substance, informal) explosive.
  3. (of a price etc) variable or erratic.
  4. (of a person) quick to become angry or violent.
  5. fickle.
  6. temporary or ephemeral.
  7. (of a situation) potentially violent.
  8. (computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  9. (computing, of memory) whose content is lost when the computer is powered down
  10. (obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin volatilis (flying)

AdjectiveEdit

volatile (masculine and feminine, plural volatiles)

  1. flying, volant
  2. feminine form of volatil

NounEdit

volatile m (plural volatiles)

  1. fowl, bird

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volatile

  1. inflected form of volatil

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volatile m, f (masculine and feminine plural volatili)

  1. (chemistry, physics) volatile
  2. flying

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NounEdit

volatile m (plural volatili)

  1. bird
  2. fowl

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

volātile

  1. nominative neuter singular of volātilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of volātilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of volātilis
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 21:36