• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Volatileness Quality or state of being volatile; disposition to evaporate; changeableness; fickleness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 'Crack' is the street name given to cocaine that has been processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a free base for smoking. Rather than requiring the more volatile method of processing cocaine using ether, crack cocaine is processed with ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water and heated to remove the hydrochloride, thus producing a form of cocaine that can be smoked.
    • n volatileness Volatility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Volatileness quality of being volatile: disposition to evaporate rapidly: sprightliness: fickleness
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  • Jonathan Swift
    “As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.”
  • George Santayana
    “It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. volatilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. volans, antis, pr.p. of volāre, to fly.


In literature:

The main product is a volatile white fluoride.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Mary is a living but a volatilized and glorious body.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Where this assembly was collected from I did not know, but it acted on the spirits and went like volatile essence to the brain.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The compound thus obtained is a deep red amorphous powder, readily capable of volatilization.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
You will observe that it differs but slightly from the lines that come of volatilized iron.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
This put hope at once into my volatile companion.
"My Adventures as a Spy" by Robert Baden-Powell
I have been many a time surprised to observe the strange volatility of sailormen.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
His description of the manner in which the worthy burghers of Marseilles make war upon the volatiles is rather amusing.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
This peculiar dramatic satire, a burlesque of an entire tragedy, the volatile genius of the Parisians accomplished.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The result was very different from that looked for by the volatile young ruler.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

The sacred page my state describes
From volatile and reptile tribes;
From ugly vipers, beauteous birds;
From soaring hosts, and swinish herds.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Take mountebanks, prancers,
Fops, fiddlers, and dancers,
So volatile, versatile, nimble; Pimps, parasites, spyers, Apostates, rogues, liars,
State coblers; and knights of the thimble.
"Recipe To make A French Legion of Honour" by Thomas Stott

In news:

A new $11 million Delta visitor center is at last open here to tell the story of the maze of islands and rivers in the heart of California's politically volatile water system.
Historic Voter Volatility in This Year of Fear.
We're in for a couple more months of volatility at least.
A new and potentially volatile crisis is brewing between the United States and North Korea.
When 'Low Volatility' Pays Off.
CAMDEN — Authorities are offering a $500 reward for information leading to those who may be distributing the potentially volatile drug PCP .
Make the best of a bad recession by riding out the volatility, sniffing out good value and allocating assets wisely.
These remain heady times for those selling used trucks – and demand for used iron seems poised to stay high, despite the volatile behavior of both the freight market and the US economy as a whole.
It can also forecast volatility.
Market volatility here to stay.
NEW YORK – Analysts at Sterne Agee said Wednesday they expect shares of the computer maker to remain volatile until the end of the year.
5 Questions on Managing Risk in the Midst of Volatility.
Ford's first dedicated hybrid line enters the market fray as volatile gas prices remain high, and the government's aggressive fuel economy regulations are encouraging automakers into more alternative powertrain vehicles.
Volatility at Universal Pictures, particularly the huge loss the studio is taking on.
Potential for market volatility is ' extreme ,' says Farm Bureau economist.

In science:

Absolute log-returns, as well as volatility, display strong autocorrelations, and the proposed FRW model seems to capture the essential features.
Fractional derivatives of random walks: Time series with long-time memory
Enrichment in volatiles in the giant planets of the Solar System.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Rescaled variance and related tests for long memory in volatility and levels.
The V/S test of long-range dependence in random fields
It appears to be evolving with a more volatile tra jectory since the late 1980’s, finally reaching a peak which is above 0.35 in 2000.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
However, excitable processors are memoryless, because they do not, as a rule, store results of computation in a non-volatile memory.
Hot Ice Computer