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Meaning & Definition of Calorie in English

English

Calorie

/kæləri/

noun

1. A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure

  • Used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
    synonym:
  • Calorie
  • ,
  • kilogram calorie
  • ,
  • kilocalorie
  • ,
  • large calorie
  • ,
  • nutritionist's calorie

2. Unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

    synonym:
  • calorie
  • ,
  • gram calorie
  • ,
  • small calorie