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volume label[′väl·yəm ‚lā·bəl]
A record that contains information about the contents of a particular storage device, usually a disk or magnetic tape, and is written somewhere on that device.
volume label(1) A name assigned to a storage unit such as a hard disk, floppy disk or CD-ROM when the disk is first formatted or created. See volume.
(2) An identifying stick-on label attached to the outside of a tape reel or disk cartridge. The label is handwritten or printed for human viewing.
(3) See header label.