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Volatile may refer to:
- Volatility (chemistry), a measure of the tendency of a substance to vaporize
- Relative volatility, a measure of vapor pressures of the components in a liquid mixture
- Volatiles, a group of compounds with low boiling points that are associated with a planet's or moon's crust and/or atmosphere
- Volatile organic compounds, organic compounds that can evaporate at normal temperature and pressure, and are often regulated by governments
- Volatile anaesthetics, a class of anaesthetics which evaporate easily
- Volatile substance abuse, the abuse of household inhalants containing volatile compounds
- Volatile oil, also known as essential oil, an oil derived from plants with aromatic compounds used in cosmetics and flavoring
- Volatile acidity, a term used in wine making to indicate an unacceptably high level of acid or vinegar.
- Volatile variables, variables that can be changed by an external process
- Volatile memory, memory that lasts only while the power is on (and thus would be lost after a restart)
- Volatility (memory forensics), an open source memory forensics tool
- 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 volatility, in the mathematical theory of probability
- Pedersen index, a measure of electoral volatility in political party systems
- Volatile Games, a video games maker
- Volatile (A Hero A Fake album), 2008
- Volatile (The Lime Spiders album), 1988
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