volatile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word volatile
volatile memory is a computer memory which gets erased when power is turned off, i.e., changed suddenly like RAM, so VOLATILE means Lliable tochange
Think: Vola (volume)-tile (vile)... The VOLUME of the liquid in the VILE changed quickly into a vapor.
Volatile and ethereal...both mean light, delicate.
volleyball = air ball. Volatile = will be in air in a second . they actually have same roots (volare = fly)