volatility

[ vol-uh-tl, -til or, esp. British, -tahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF volatility

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She was no more appalled by the loss than by the perception of her own volatility.

He is no more chargeable with volatility than society itself.

She wanted much of the gaiety, but with it the volatility of her younger sister.

Their control in this way intimated a volatility which was not perceptible in their sentiment.

Free acetic acid reddens litmus paper, like the other acids; and may be readily recognised by its odour and volatility:—2.

The condensing apparatus must also be conditioned by the volatility.

I was now carried away by the volatility and light-heartedness of youth.

But I feel that naught but herself can be her parallel for volatility.

Associated words: volatile, volatility, volatilize, evaporable.

She had never seen him show such an excited manner; all his past volatility was as nothing to it.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s "fine or light," also "evaporating rapidly" (c.1600), from Middle French volatile, from Latin volatilis "fleeting, transitory, flying," from past participle stem of volare "to fly" (see volant). Sense of "readily changing, fickle" is first recorded 1640s. Volatiles in Middle English meant "birds, butterflies, and other winged creatures" (c.1300).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VOLATILITY

effervescence

nounenthusiasm, vivacity
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