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  • a non-SI unit of energy, widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C
  • a unit of energy equal to 1,000 calories; used in nutrition; a kilocalorie
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cal"o*rie (?), n. [F., fr. L. calor heat.] (Physics) The unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0° to 1°. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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