volume or size, esp. when greatthe shadowy bulk of an ancient barn
books of various sizes
When water is frozen it increases in volume.
magnitude, , ,
the magnitude of the task confronting them
The operatic amplitude of her voice suits the occasion.
The immensity of the universe is difficult to grasp.
Despite his bulk he moved lightly on his feet.
the main partThe vast bulk of imports and exports is carried by sea.
The majority of our customers come from out of town.
The Second World War involved the mass of the population.
the preface, followed by the main body of the article
the sheer quantity of data can cause problems.
Nuclear research has received the lion's share of public funding.
When the generality of the electorate is doing badly, the mood is pessimisitic.
The preponderance of the evidence strongly supports his guilt.
The party has retained a plurality of the votes.
See bulk large
The use of a plural noun after bulk, when it has the meaning `majority', although common, is considered by some to be incorrect and should be avoided. This usage is most commonly encountered, according to the Bank of English, when referring to funds and profits: the bulk of our profits stem from the sale of candy. The synonyms majority and most would work better in this context.
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in the sense of amplitude
greatness of extentThe operatic amplitude of her voice suits the occasion.
in the sense of body
the main part of anythingthe preface, followed by the main body of the article
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