Definitions for calorickəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Caloric

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

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