Calorie meaning

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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.
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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 to1100 the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 0 to 100°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.
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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.

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The unit of heat equal to1100 the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 0 to 100°C at 1 atmosphere pressure.
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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.
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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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Origin of calorie

  • French from Latin calor heat caloric

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French calorie.

    From Wiktionary