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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calorie  \Cal"o*rie\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  calor  heat.]  (Physics) 
  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[deg]  to  1[deg].  Compare  the  English  standard  unit,  {Foot 
  pound}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Calorie 
  n  1:  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  [syn:  {Calorie},  {kilogram 
  calorie},  {kilocalorie},  {large  calorie},  {frigorie}] 
  2:  unit  of  heat  defined  as  the  quantity  of  heat  required  to 
  raise  the  temperature  of  1  gram  of  water  by  1C  at 
  atmospheric  pressure  [syn:  {calory},  {gram  calorie},  {small 
  calorie}] 




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