calorimeter

noun cal·o·rim·e·ter \ ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-tər \
Updated on: 30 Mar 2018

Definition of calorimeter

: an apparatus for measuring quantities of absorbed or emitted heat or for determining specific heats

calorimetric

play \ˌka-lə-rə-ˈme-trik; kə-ˌlȯr-ə-\ adjective

calorimetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

calorimetry

play \ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of calorimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin calor


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calorimeter

noun cal·o·rim·e·ter \ ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər \

medical Definition of calorimeter

: any of several apparatuses for measuring quantities of absorbed or evolved heat or for determining specific heats — see bomb calorimeter, oxycalorimeter

calorimetric

play \ˌkal-ə-rə-ˈme-trik; kə-ˌlȯr-ə-, -ˌlōr-, -ˌlär-\ adjective

calorimetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

calorimetry

play \ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ə-trē\ noun, plural calorimetries

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