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calorimeter

[ kal-uh-rim-i-ter ]
/ ˌkæl əˈrɪm ɪ tər /
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noun

an apparatus for measuring quantities of heat.

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Origin of calorimeter

First recorded in 1785–95; calori- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for calorimeter

calorimeter
/ (ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtə) /

noun

an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, esp to find specific heat capacities, calorific values, etc

Derived forms of calorimeter

calorimetric (ˌkælərɪˈmɛtrɪk) or calorimetrical, adjectivecalorimetrically, adverbcalorimetry, noun
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Medical definitions for calorimeter

calorimeter
[ kăl′ə-rĭmĭ-tər ]

n.

An apparatus for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.

Other words from calorimeter

ca•lor′i•metric (kə-lôr′ə-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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