small calorie


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small calorie

n.

small calorie

n
(Units) another name for calorie

cal•o•rie

or cal•o•ry

(ˈkæl ə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
1.
a. Also called gram calorie, small calorie. an amount of heat exactly equal to 4.1840 joules.Abbr.: cal
b. (usu. cap.) kilocalorie. Abbr.: Cal
2.
a. a unit equal to the kilocalorie, expressing the heat output of an organism and the energy value of food.
b. a quantity of food capable of producing such an amount of energy.
[1800–10; < French < Latin calor heat]

small calorie

(smôl)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.small calorie - 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
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
Calorie, kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie - 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
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