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.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
The calorific value of the gas should be measured either by the Witz apparatus or by means of any other calorimeter.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants | R. E. Mathot
Fat contains more than twice the amount of energy-yielding power or calorific value of proteids or carbohydrates.The Story of Crisco | Marion Harris Neil
The heat contained in a pound of coal is called the "calorific value" or "heating value" of the coal.Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing | Rufus T. Strohm
For each man by now had a good idea of the calorific value and nutritive and sustaining qualities of the various foods.South! | Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for calorific value
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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