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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
the name given by physicists to the presumed subtle element which causes heat.
The numerical value of caloric in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of caloric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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