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Volatility   /vˌɑlətˈɪləti/   Listen

The property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor.
The trait of being unpredictably irresolute.  Synonym: unpredictability.
Being easily excited.  Synonyms: excitability, excitableness.

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"Volatility" Quotes from Famous Books

... bisulphide this defect may be avoided. (2) Another defect is the evil odour of the solvent. This, however, is less with redistilled bisulphide than with the ordinary quality, and with suitable apparatus is not insuperable. (3) Another defect is the volatility and inflammability of carbon bisulphide. On the other hand, bisulphide possesses the very great advantage of being at once heavier than, and insoluble in, water, and it can be, therefore, stored under ...
— The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics • Franklin Beech

... volatility of the race must also be taken into consideration. Stoical in their substratum, bubbling on the surface, it may be that these women who took up the burdens of men so bravely will shrug their shoulders and revert to pure femininity. ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... short, and firm the forehead, the more compression and firmness, and the less volatility in ...
— The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science • Various

Words linked to "Volatility" :   unpredictability, boiling point, irresoluteness, chemical property, emotionalism, volatile, emotionality, irresolution

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