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a. Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
b. Capable of being readily vaporized.
a. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price: the ups and downs of volatile stocks.
b. Inconstant; fickle: a flirt's volatile affections.
c. Lighthearted; flighty: in a volatile mood.
d. Ephemeral; fleeting.
3. Tending to violence; explosive: a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.
4. Flying or capable of flying; volant.
5. Computers Of or relating to memory whose data is erased when the memory's power is interrupted.
[French, from Old French, from Latin volātilis, flying, from volātus, past participle of volāre, to fly.]
vol′a·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē), vol′a·tile·ness (-tl-nĭs, -tīl′-) n.
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|Noun||1.||volatility - the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor|
chemical property - a property used to characterize materials in reactions that change their identity
|2.||volatility - the trait of being unpredictably irresolute; "the volatility of the market drove many investors away"|
|3.||volatility - being easily excited |
boiling point - being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over; "after an hour of waiting I was at the boiling point"
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1. (Chem) → volatilidad f
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[situation, market] → volatilité f
[person, temper] → instabilité f
(CHEMISTRY) [liquid, chemicals, substance] → volatilité f
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