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


an apparatus for measuring quantities of heat.

Origin of calorimeter

First recorded in 1785–95; calori- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for calorimeter


/ (ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtə) /


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

Derived Forms

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


[ kăl′ə-rĭmĭ-tər ]


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

Related forms

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