Definition of Kilogram calorie
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Energy Unit, Heat Unit, Work Unit
Terms within: Calorie, Gram Calorie, Small Calorie
Derivative terms: Caloric
Definition of Kilogram calorie
1. Noun. The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by a degree centigrade: (non-gloss definition a unit of measure of energy.) ¹
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Medical Definition of Kilogram calorie
1. The quantity of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water 1°C, more precisely from 14.5° to 15.5°C; it is 1000 times the value of the small calorie; used in measurements of the heat production of chemical reactions, including those involved in biology. Synonym: kilocalorie, kilogram calorie. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Kilogram calorie
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1. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1921)
"The gram calorie is largely used by chemists, physicists, and scientists generally, while the kilogram calorie is used in engineering calculations. ..."
2. The Metallurgy of the Common Metals, Gold, Silver, Iron (and Steel), Copper by Leonard Strong Austin (1921)
"or kilogram- calorie. One pound of water raised 1° Fahrenheit is called a British thermal unit (Btu) and it is but 0.252 of the kilogram-calorie. ..."
3. Industrial Engineering: A Handbook of Useful Information for Managers by William Miller Barr (1918)
"The kilogram calorie represents the energy required to raise the temperature of one ... The kilogram-calorie is sometimes called the kilogram-degree, ..."
4. The Chemistry of Petroleum and Its Substitutes: A Practical Handbook by Charles Kenneth Tinkler, Frederick Challenger (1915)
"Its relation to the calorie and Kilogram-Calorie is shown as follows:— As previously stated, one Kilogram-Calorie (denoted Cal. ..."
5. The Electric Furnace: Its Evolution, Theory and Practice by Alfred Stansfield (1907)
"It is, of course, impossible to do this, but by pouring *In order to distinguish between the kilogram calorie and the gram calorie it is usual to use aC for ..."
6. Text-book of medical and pharmaceutical chemistry by Elias Hudson Bartley (1909)
"This is known as the greater or kilogram calorie. The smaller calorie is also used, and is the amount of heat necessary to raise one gram of water from o° ..."
7. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1920)
"As units of heat we have, in addition to the B. tu, the gram-calorie and the kilogram- calorie. Having the one equivalent 777.64, the standard value of g, ..."
8. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"In countries which have adopted the metric system, engineers employ the kilogram calorie (or "large calorie") as the unit in heat measurements. ..."