calorie
  • A unit of heat energy. Its abbreviation is cal, and its symbol is c. One calorie is equal to the heat required to raise one gram of water one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is equal to approximately 4.186 joules. One thousand calories equal one kilocalorie, and one kilo-calorie is equal to one Calorie. Please note that in the case of the larger Calorie, the term's first letter is capitalized to distinguish it from the smaller calorie. Often the two terms are confused because of this minor, and often ignored, difference.
  • (written as Calorie)
    A unit of heat energy. Its abbreviation is Cal, and its symbol is C. One Calorie is equal to the heat required to raise one kilogram of water one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is equal to approximately 4.186 kilojoules. One Calorie is equal to one thousand calories, and one Calorie is equal to one kilocalorie. Please note that the first letter of this term is capitalized to distinguish it from the smaller calorie. Often the two terms are confused because of this minor, and often ignored, difference. Also called large calorie.
  • symbol C
    (written as Calorie)

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