# Calorie meaning

**Calorie**A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams of water by one degree Celsius. This unit is used as a measure of the energy released by food as it is digested by the human body.

Any of several approximately equal units of heat, each measured as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.

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The unit of heat equal to

^{1}_{100}the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 0 to 100°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.noun

Any of several approximately equal units of heat, each measured as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.

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(nutrition) Kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.

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The definition of a calorie is a measure of energy in food, specifically the measure of heat needed to raise a kilogram or a gram of water by one degree Celsius.

An example of a calorie is five calories are needed to bring a kilogram of water up one degree Celsius.

An example of a calorie is that there are 70 calories in an egg.

noun

The unit of heat equal to

^{1}_{100}the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 0 to 100°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.noun

A unit of energy equal to the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. One calorie is equivalent to 4.1868 joules.

The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree celsius; gram calorie; small calorie.

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The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree celsius; great calorie; kilocalorie; 1,000 calories; large calorie.

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