The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by a degree centigrade:
Syn: calorie, large calorie

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  • kilogram calorie — n CALORIE (1b) …   Medical dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Calorie,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — kilokalorija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis šilumos kiekio ir kaloringumo matavimo vienetas. Žymimas kcal: 1 kcal skaitine verte lygi šilumos kiekiui, kurio reikia 1 kg vandens pašildyti 1 K 1 atm… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • kilogram-calorie — kilokalorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. kilocalorie; kilogram calorie; kilogramme calorie vok. Kilogrammkalorie, f; Kilokalorie, f rus. большая калория, f; килокалория, f pranc. grande calorie, f; kilocalorie, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • kilogram calorie — (kcal or kgcal)    the large calorie or food calorie used in nutrition, equal to 1000 ordinary ( gram ) calories. The correct name for this unit is kilocalorie …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • kilogram calorie — large calorie, amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a liter of water by one degree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — /ˈkɪləgræm ˌkæləri/ (say kiluhgram .kaluhree) noun See calorie (def. 1b) …   Australian English dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — Thermodynam. kilocalorie. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Calorie — A unit of food energy. In nutrition terms, the word calorie is used instead of the more precise scientific term kilocalorie. A kilocalorie represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a liter of water one degree centigrade …   Medical dictionary

  • Calorie —   The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit of water, at or near the temperature of maximum density, one degree Celsius (or Centigrade); expressed as a small calorie (the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1… …   Energy terms

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