1. [ noun ] (physics) a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
Synonyms: kilogram_calorie kilocalorie large_calorie frigorie Calorie
Related terms: work_unit calorie
2. [ noun ] (physics) unit of energy-producing potential in food and released by oxidation; equal to a kilocalorie of heat
Related terms: Calorie