Definitions for calorickəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•lor•ickəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to calories.

  2. of or pertaining to heat.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  3. high in calories:

    a caloric meal.

  4. (n.)heat.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  5. a hypothetical fluid whose presence in matter was once thought to determine its thermal state.


Origin of caloric:

1785–95; < F calorique < L calor heat + F -ique -ic

cal•o•ric•i•tyˌkæl əˈrɪs ɪ ti(n.)

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"


  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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caloric

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

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