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[kal-uh-rim-i-ter] /ˌkæl əˈrɪm ɪ tər/
an apparatus for measuring quantities of heat.
Origin of calorimeter
1785-95; calori- + -meter Unabridged
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Examples from the web for calorimeter
  • 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.
  • A simple calorimeter just consists of a thermometer attached to an insulated container.
British Dictionary definitions for calorimeter


an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, esp to find specific heat capacities, calorific values, etc
Derived Forms
calorimetric (ˌkælərɪˈmɛtrɪk), calorimetrical, adjective
calorimetrically, adverb
calorimetry, noun
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Word Origin and History for calorimeter

1794, from calorie + -meter. A hybrid word.

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calorimeter in Medicine

calorimeter cal·o·rim·e·ter (kāl'ə-rĭm'ĭ-tər)
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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