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1. Having great volume or size: a voluminous trunk; a voluminous cloud.
2. Filling or capable of filling a large volume or many volumes: the voluminous court record of the trial.
3. Speaking or writing in great amounts or at great length: a voluminous talker.
4. Archaic Having many coils; winding.

[Late Latin volūminōsus, having many folds, from Latin volūmen, volūmin-, roll of writing; see volume.]

vo·lu′mi·nos′i·ty (-nŏs′ĭ-tē), vo·lu′mi·nous·ness (-nəs-nĭs) n.
vo·lu′mi·nous·ly adv.
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Noun1.voluminosity - greatness of volume
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
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