calorimeter

[kal-uh-rim-i-ter]
noun
an apparatus for measuring quantities of heat.

Origin:
1785–95; calori- + -meter

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calorimeter (ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtə)
 
n
an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, esp to find specific heat capacities, calorific values, etc
 
calorimetric
 
adj
 
calori'metrical
 
adj
 
calori'metrically
 
adv
 
calo'rimetry
 
n

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calorimeter
1794, from calorie + meter. A hybrid word.
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calorimeter cal·o·rim·e·ter (kāl'ə-rĭm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An apparatus for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.


ca·lor'i·met'ric (kə-lôr'ə-mět'rĭk) adj.
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Example sentences
Instead of using an oven they freeze-dried the samples before testing them in a calorimeter.
They don't put dried foods in a bomb calorimeter because you would be burning indigestible fiber.
To enable simplified but realistic full-scale testing to be done, a new apparatus, termed a furniture calorimeter was developed.
The proton tracks do not appear because they are short and do not leave the calorimeter.
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