calorific value


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. caloric nystagmus,
  2. caloric test,
  3. calorie,
  4. calorifacient,
  5. calorific,
  6. calorigenic,
  7. calorimeter,
  8. calorimetry,
  9. calorize,
  10. calory

Also called calorific power.

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British Dictionary definitions for calorific value

calorific value

noun

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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