What does caloric mean?

Definitions for caloric
kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-caloric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermal, thermic, caloricadjective

    relating to or associated with heat

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

  2. caloricadjective

    of or relating to calories in food

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


  1. caloricnoun

    the hypothetical medium of heat

  2. caloricadjective

    relating to calories

  3. caloricadjective

    relating to or producing heat or other energy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caloricnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. calor heat; cf. F. calorique.]

  2. Caloricadjective

    of or pertaining to caloric

    Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of caloric in a Sentence

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Deborah Feldman:

    Patients who are not moving don't really have any caloric expenditure, but they're also not eating.

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