- an apparatus for measuring quantities of heat.
Origin of calorimeter
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Two occurrences of 'Colorimeter' for 'Calorimeter' repaired.Electricity for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
For accurate determination the heat received by the calorimeter must be considered.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
A calorimeter is any piece of apparatus in which heat is measured.
The gas is forced from the bell to the calorimeter by the pressure in the bell.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants
R. E. Mathot
An instrument called a calorimeter is used to determine the amount of heat a substance will give off upon oxidation.
- an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, esp to find specific heat capacities, calorific values, etc
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Word Origin and History for calorimeter
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An apparatus for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.
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