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ˈkæl ə ricalo·rie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorienoun

    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

  2. calorie, gram calorie, small calorienoun

    unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

Wiktionary

  1. calorienoun

    (physics and chemistry, obsolete) the gram calorie or small calorie, a non-SI unit of energy, equivalent to approximately 4.2 joules. This unit was widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C.

  2. calorienoun

    kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.

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  1. calorie

    A calorie is a unit of measurement for energy. In nutrition, calories refer to the amount of energy that food and drink provides when consumed, or the amount of energy the body uses during physical activity. This energy is needed for various vital functions such as breathing, digesting, and maintaining body temperature. One calorie (small calorie) is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. However, the term Calorie (capital C) or kilocalorie, often used in dietary context, is equal to 1000 small calories.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calorienoun

    the unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0¡ to 1¡. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. L. calor heat.]

Wikidata

  1. Calorie

    The name calorie is used for two units of energy. ⁕The small calorie or gram calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. ⁕The large calorie, kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, nutritionist's calorie or food calorie, which is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. The large calorie is thus equal to 1000 small calories or one kilocalorie. Although these units are part of the metric system, they now have been superseded in the International System of Units by the joule. One small calorie is approximately 4.2 joules. The factors used to convert calories to joules are numerically equivalent to expressions of the specific heat capacity of water in joules per gram or per kilogram. The conversion factor depends on the definition adopted. In spite of its non-official status, the large calorie is still widely used as a unit of food energy in the US, UK and some other Western countries. The small calorie is also often used in chemistry as the method of measurement is fairly straightforward in most reactions, though the amounts involved are typically expressed in thousands as kcal, an equivalent unit to the large calorie.

Editors Contribution

  1. calorie

    A specific unit of energy.

    Energy is measured in many forms and one form of this is in calories.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

Anagrams for calorie »

  1. cariole

  2. coalier

  3. Coralie

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calorie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calorie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of calorie in a Sentence

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    These apps and devices can save an extraordinary amount of time and make it much easier to follow a specific plan or reach daily step goals or calorie goals.

  2. Brooke Aggarwal:

    Added sugars are often found in processed foods which have little nutritional value and may lead to overeating and excess calorie intake, which in turn leads to overweight/obesity, a well-established risk factor for heart disease.

  3. Marie Spano:

    Many smoothies are loaded with sugar and calories, and can completely counteract any calorie-burn you got from your workout.

  4. Lori Harrison:

    They are fat-free, low calorie, low sodium, gluten free, they are versatile, you can eat them cooked or raw, and they fit any healthy eating plan you have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  5. Ariane Hundt:

    When clients come in that did Weight Watchers, they usually have a high body-fat percentage and have lost a lot of muscle due to lack of protein, low calorie intake and lack of strength training, when you lose muscle, your metabolism slows down. Eating less and being active only works for so long.

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