Calorimeter definition

kălə-rĭmĭ-tər
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An apparatus or container for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.
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An apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, as in chemical combination, friction, etc.
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(physics) An apparatus for measuring the heat generated or absorbed by either a chemical reaction, change of phase or some other physical change.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calorimeter
Plural:
calorimeters

Origin of calorimeter

  • Latin calor heat kelə-1 in Indo-European roots –meter

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

  • calorie- +‎ -meter

    From Wiktionary