Definitions for kilocalorieˈkɪl əˌkæl ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kil•o•cal•o•rieˈkɪl əˌkæl ə ri(n.)

  1. 1000 small calories.

    Category: Thermodynamics

    Ref: Abbr.: kcal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie(noun)

    a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

Wiktionary

  1. kilocalorie(Noun)

    a non-SI unit of energy equal to 1,000 calories, used (now rare) in chemistry or physics; equal to 1 calorie or Calorie as used in nutrition. Symbol kcal.

Freebase

  1. Kilocalorie

    The kilocalorie is the basic unit of nutritional energy; confusingly, this is what US food packaging calls a Calorie. European packaging uses the much clearer kcal abbreviation.

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