the measurement of heat.

Nearby words

  1. calorifacient,
  2. calorific,
  3. calorific value,
  4. calorigenic,
  5. calorimeter,
  6. calorize,
  7. calory,
  8. calot's triangle,
  9. calotte,
  10. calotype

Origin of calorimetry

First recorded in 1855–60; calori- + -metry

Related formscal·o·ri·met·ric [kal-er-uh-me-trik, kuh-lawr-, -lor-] /ˌkæl ər əˈmɛ trɪk, kəˌlɔr-, -ˌlɒr-/, cal·o·ri·met·ri·cal, adjectivecal·o·ri·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for calorimetry




Measurement of the amount of heat evolved or absorbed in a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.

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