What is volatile?

  • (adj): Marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments.
    Example: "A flirt's volatile affections"
    Synonyms: fickle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on volatile, volatiles:

Trimethylsilanol - Occurrence
... Specifically, it is the volatile product from the hydrolysis of polydimethylsiloxane, which are generally terminated with trimethylsilyl groups (CH3)3SiOnR + H2O → (CH3)3SiOH + HOnR TMS and related volatile ... Traces of TMS, together with other volatile siloxanes, are present in biogas and landfill gas, again resulting from the degradation of silicones ...
Chemical Transport Reaction
... purification and crystallization of non-volatile solids ... of nonvolatile elements and chemical compounds into volatile derivatives ... The volatile derivative migrates throughout a sealed reactor, typically a sealed and evacuated glass tube heated in a tube furnace ...
Volatile - Other Uses
... Volatility (finance), a measure of the risk in a financial instrument Volatiles, the volatile compounds of magma (mostly water vapor) that affect the appearance and strength of volcanoes Stochastic ...
Leapster - Technical Specifications
... Memory Original Leapster 2MB onboard RAM, 256 bytes non-volatile ... Leapster2 16MB RAM, 128kbytes non-volatile storage Media type Cartridges of 4-16MB with between 2 and 512kb non-volatile storage ...

More definitions of "volatile":

  • (adj): Liable to lead to sudden change or violence.
    Example: "A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
    Synonyms: explosive
  • (adj): Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
    Example: "Volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
  • (adj): Tending to vary often or widely.
    Example: "Volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"
  • (noun): A volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor.
    Example: "It was heated to evaporate the volatiles"

Famous quotes containing the word volatile:

    The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement. Their truth is instantly translated; its literal monument alone remains.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)