## CALORIE

### Calorie

The name**calorie**is used for two units of energy. The

**small calorie**or

**gram calorie**is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius, The

**large calorie**,

**kilogram calorie**,

**dietary calorie**,

**nutritionist's calorie**or

**food calorie**is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. The large calorie is thus equal to 1000 small calories or one kilocalorie .

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### calorie

#### Noun

- (
*physics and chemistry, obsolete*) The gram calorie or small calorie, a non-SI unit of energy, equivalent to approximately 4.2 joules. This unit was widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C. - Kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.

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