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Measurement of the amount of heat released or absorbed in a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.

[Latin calor, heat; see caloric + -metry.]


the science of measuring heat. — calorimeter, n. — calorimetric, adj.
See also: Heat
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Noun1.calorimetry - measurement of quantities of heat
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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droebachiensis measured by another technique, direct calorimetry (22.
Further, our AFDW measurements yield realistic estimates of AFDW-specific energy density when combined with energy content estimates made by biochemical component analysis (17), and these are consistent with those made by direct calorimetry (18), suggesting that we did not seriously overestimate egg AFDW.
And because Turner and Lawrence's (17) data yield realistic estimates of AFDW-specific energy density that are consistent with results from direct calorimetry (18), we do not doubt that they are accurate.

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