calorific value

  1. the amount of heat released by a unit weight or unit volume of a substance during complete combustion.

  • Also called calorific power.

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How to use calorific value in a sentence

  • This has quite an appreciable content of protein and fat, both substances of high calorific value.

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  • The calorific value of the gas should be measured either by the Witz apparatus or by means of any other calorimeter.

  • Fat contains more than twice the amount of energy-yielding power or calorific value of proteids or carbohydrates.

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  • The heat contained in a pound of coal is called the "calorific value" or "heating value" of the coal.

  • For each man by now had a good idea of the calorific value and nutritive and sustaining qualities of the various foods.

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British Dictionary definitions for calorific value

calorific value

  1. the quantity of heat produced by the complete combustion of a given mass of a fuel, usually expressed in joules per kilogram

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