Definitions for calorickəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word caloric
thermal, thermic, caloric(adj)
relating to or associated with heat
"thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"
of or relating to calories in food
"comparison of foods on a caloric basis"; "the caloric content of foods"
the hypothetical medium of heat
relating to calories
relating to or producing heat or other energy
the principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat
of or pertaining to caloric
Origin: [L. calor heat; cf. F. calorique.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given by physicists to the presumed subtle element which causes heat.
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