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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermal, thermic, caloric(adj)

    relating to or associated with heat

    "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"

  2. caloric(adj)

    of or relating to calories in food

    "comparison of foods on a caloric basis"; "the caloric content of foods"

Wiktionary

  1. caloric(Noun)

    the hypothetical medium of heat

  2. caloric(Adjective)

    relating to calories

  3. caloric(Adjective)

    relating to or producing heat or other energy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caloric(noun)

    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

  2. Caloric(adj)

    of or pertaining to caloric

  3. Origin: [L. calor heat; cf. F. calorique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caloric

    ka-lor′ik, n. heat: the supposed principle or cause of heat.—n. Calores′cence, the transmutation of heat rays into luminous rays.—adj. Calorif′ic, causing heat: heating.—ns. Calorificā′tion; Calorim′eter, an instrument for measuring the specific heat of a body; Calorim′etry, the art or process of measuring heat; Cal′orist, one who held heat to be a subtle fluid called caloric; Cal′ory, the usually accepted thermal unit, being the quantity of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water from 0° to 1° centigrade. [Fr. calorique, formed by Lavoisier from L. calor, heat.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caloric

    the name given by physicists to the presumed subtle element which causes heat.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caloric in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caloric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pamela Peeke:

    There's tremendous variability in how a 3,500 caloric deficit affects different people.

  2. James Krieger:

    The hope is that people will become more aware of the nutritional value and caloric content of foods available in chain restaurants and use that information to make healthier choices.

  3. Margo Wootan of the Center:

    Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is.

  4. Janice Chou:

    You get clear feedback in layman's terms and insight into the nutritional value of what you're eating. The information you receive from MyFitnessPal is great— they present your caloric breakdown in an easy-to-understand pie chart— but you don't always understand what it all means.

  5. Elena Tovar:

    The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing - eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI, this just makes sense - eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier.

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