Definition of Calorist

1. a person who believes in the caloric theory [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calorist

calorifications
calorificient
calorigenesis
calorigenic
calorigenic action
calorimeter
calorimeters
calorimetre
calorimetres
calorimetric
calorimetrically
calorimetries
calorimetry
calorimotor
calorimotors
calorist (current term)
calorists
caloritropic
calorize
calorized
calorizes
calorizing
caloron
calorons
calory
calos
calosoma
calotte
calotte model
calottes

Literary usage of Calorist

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1. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"How then is a calorist to explain the evolution of heat in Rumford's experiment ... The calorist will be forced to state that the heat evolved in Rumford's ..."

2. The Correlation and Conservation of Forces: A Series of Expositions by Edward Livingston Youmans, William Robert Grove, Hermann von Helmholtz, Julius Robert von Mayer, Michael Faraday, Justus Liebig, William Benjamin Carpenter (1885)
"... and that he might have been met successfully by any able calorist, who, though maintaining the materiality of heat, might have been willing to throw ..."

3. Sketch of Thermodynamics by Peter Guthrie Tait (1877)
"... by using the hypothesis of change of capacity as the basis of his reasoning, and that he might have been met successfully by any able calorist who, ..."

4. Treatise on Thermodynamics by Peter Alexander (1892)
"Now as Thomson says—If a clever calorist had agreed to give up the above hypothesis, he would have been " unmoved by ..."

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