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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caloric  \Ca*lor"ic\,  n.  [L.  calor  heat;  cf  F.  calorique.] 
  (Physics) 
  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. 
 
  Caloric  expands  all  bodies.  --Henry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caloric  \Ca*lor"ic\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  caloric. 
 
  {Caloric  engine},  a  kind  of  engine  operated  by  heated  air. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caloric 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  associated  with  heat;  "thermal  movements  of 
  molecules";  "thermal  capacity";  "thermic  energy";  "the 
  caloric  effect  of  sunlight"  [syn:  {thermal},  {thermic}] 
  [ant:  {nonthermal}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  calories  in  food;  "comparison  of  foods  on 
  a  caloric  basis";  "the  caloric  content  of  foods" 




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