The number of shares, bonds or contracts traded during a given period, for a security or an entire exchange. also called trading volume.

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You should try to make sure that you can always handle all of the volume that you have agreed to take on for your business.

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With the market crash in London the volume of trades on the US exchanges has been tremendous, much higher than anyone expected.

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The Dow Jones index's record high on Tuesday was partly caused by that day's high volume; investors were buying and selling more frequently than they had in months.

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