This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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volume vol‧ume [ˈvɒljuːm ǁ ˈvɑːljəm] noun [countable, uncountable]
1. the amount of space that a substance or object contains or fills:

• The US gallon is about five-sixths the volume of the UK gallon.

2. the total amount of something:
volume of

• The volume of exports was up 4% on the previous 4 months.

• the high volume of traffic at O'Hare airport

• 59% of companies reported that sales volume was lower than a year ago.

• The telephone company began offering a new volume discount (= price reduction for using a large amount of goods or services ) for business customers.

3. FINANCE the total amount of activity on a stockmarket, usually measured by the number of shares that have been traded in a particular period of time:

• Volume dropped sharply to 113.5 million shares.

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volume UK US /ˈvɒljuːm/ noun [C or U] (ABBREVIATION vol.)
the amount of space that is contained within an object, or that is filled by an object or substance: »

What is the volume of the fuel tank?

the total number or amount of something: »

The helpline could not handle the volume of calls from people having problems.

by volume »

The company is now the number one swimwear retailer by volume.


Imports of consumer goods have risen in volume by 10%.


Retail sales volumes rose by 5.4% in the year to May in Sweden.

STOCK MARKET the total number of shares that are bought or sold on a stock market within a particular period of time: »

Trading volume totaled more than 2.8 million shares.


The average daily volume has been 700,860 shares a day for the past three months.

heavy/light/moderate volume »

There could be volatility before year-end due to light volume.

in volume — Cf. in volume
See also HIGH VOLUME(Cf. ↑high volume), LOW VOLUME(Cf. ↑low volume), SALES VOLUME(Cf. ↑sales volume)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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