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Dictionary Definition

volatility

Noun

1 the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
2 the trait of being unpredictably irresolute; "the volatility of the market drove many investors away" [syn: unpredictability]
3 being easily excited [syn: excitability, excitableness]

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English

Noun

  1. The state of being volatile
    1. The state of having a low boiling point and evaporating readily
    2. The state of not retaining data in the absence of power
    3. The state of being able to fly
    4. The state of being unpredictable
    5. (Financial markets, countable, plural volatilities) A quantification of the degree of uncertainty about the future price of a commodity, share, or other financial product

Translations

state of being volatile
state of having a low boiling point
computing: state of not retaining data
state of being able to fly
state of being unpredictable
financial markets: quantification of the degree of uncertainty about the future price

Extensive Definition

Volatility is the measure of the state of instability.

See also

volatility in Czech: Volatilita
volatility in German: Volatilität
volatility in Spanish: Volatilidad
volatility in French: Volatilité
volatility in Norwegian: Volatilitet
volatility in Russian: Волатильность
volatility in Finnish: Volatiliteetti
volatility in Swedish: Volatilitet
volatility in Chinese: 波动性

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