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Adjective
/ˈvälətl/,
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(of a substance) Easily evaporated at normal temperatures,
  1. (of a substance) Easily evaporated at normal temperatures

  2. Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, esp. for the worse
    • - the political situation was becoming more volatile
  3. (of a person) Liable to display rapid changes of emotion

  4. (of a computer's memory) Retaining data only as long as there is a power supply connected

Noun
  1. A volatile substance


  1. evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
  2. a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"
  3. explosive: liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
  4. fickle: marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"
  5. tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"
  6. (volatility) the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
  7. Carbonic acid is the inorganic compound with the formula H2CO3 (equivalently OC(OH)2). It is also a name sometimes given to solutions of carbon dioxide in water, which contain small amounts of H2CO3. The salts of carbonic acids are called bicarbonates (or hydrogen carbonates) and carbonates. ...
  8. Volatile is the second studio album from The Lime Spiders, released in 1988 through Virgin Records on vinyl.
  9. In computer programming, particularly in the C, C++, and C# programming languages, a variable or object declared with the volatile keyword usually has special properties related to optimization and/or threading.
  10. In finance, volatility most frequently refers to the standard deviation of the continuously compounded returns of a financial instrument within a specific time horizon. It is used to quantify the risk of the financial instrument over the specified time period. ...
  11. (Volatiles) In planetary science, volatiles are that group of chemical elements and chemical compounds with low boiling points that are associated with a planet's or moon's crust and/or atmosphere. ...
  12. (Volatility (physics)) In chemistry and physics, volatility is the tendency of a substance to vaporize. Volatility is directly related to a substance's vapor pressure. At a given temperature, a substance with higher vapor pressure vaporizes more readily than a substance with a lower vapor pressure.
  13. evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions; explosive; variable or erratic; fickle; temporary or ephemeral; potentially violent; having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value
  14. (volatility) The state of being volatile The state of having a low boiling point and evaporating readily (computing) The state of not retaining data in the absence of power The state of being able to fly The state of being unpredictable (Financial markets, countable, plural volatilities) A ...
  15. (Volatiles) Materials in a sizing or a resin formulation that can be vaporized at room or slightly elevated temperature.
  16. (Volatiles) (Components) In  magma, those materials that readily form a gas and are the last to enter into and crystallize as minerals during solidification.
  17. (Volatiles) Carbon compounds, frozen gases and other materials that when heated vaporize.
  18. (Volatiles) Chemical compounds and elements (such as water, H2O, and nitrogen, N2) that occur as gases at high temperatures and atmospheric pressure.
  19. (Volatiles) Matter which is readily passed off by evaporation.
  20. (Volatiles) Substances in magma which can be released as gases.
  21. (Volatiles) Substances with relatively large vapor pressures. Many organic substances are almost insoluble in water so that they occur primarily in a gas phase in contact with water, even though their vapor pressure may be very small.
  22. (Volatiles) tree-produced or insect-produced odors that affect SPB behavior.
  23. (Volatility) The degree to which instruments/markets vary in price. Lower volatility results in less price variance.
  24. (Volatility) The defining quality of a liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to air.
  25. (Volatility) the day-to-day (or year-to-year) fluctuation in the value of publicly traded securities and, by extension, broad markets.