Volatile vs Changing - What's the difference?

volatile | changing |

As an adjective volatile

is (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.

As a verb changing is


As a noun changing is

change; alteration.



(en adjective)
  • (physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  • (of a substance, informal) explosive.
  • (of a price etc) variable or erratic.
  • (of a person) quick to become angry or violent.
  • fickle.
  • temporary or ephemeral.
  • (of a situation) potentially violent.
  • (computing, of a variable) having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  • (computing, of memory) whose content is lost when the computer is powered down
  • (obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * volatility * volatile memory




  • Derived terms

    * everchanging * unchanging


    (en noun)
  • change; alteration
  • * George Fox
  • And stand steadfast in the unchangeable life and seed of God, which was before changings and alterings were; and which will remain when they all are gone.