cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ ˌka-lə-ˈri-mə-tər How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \

Definition of calorimeter

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

Other Words from calorimeter

calorimetric \ ˌka-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) , kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​ \ adjective
calorimetrically \ ˌka-​lə-​rə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) , kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​ \ adverb
calorimetry \ ˌka-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \ noun

Examples of calorimeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea of the whole room calorimeter is that the patient is literally locked in an airtight room, given meals through a slot in one wall, and generally observed within an inch of their lives. Sara Chodosh, Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2021 So Berlinguette and his students built four of the world's most precise calorimeters, devices that measure the heat given off by reactions taking place within them. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, 29 May 2019 But Riley's most excited about a new cone calorimeter machine that measures the textile's peak heat release rate, total heat release, smoke density, and mass loss in a flash fire environment. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 28 Nov. 2016 After a night of fasting, participants entered the calorimeter promptly at 8:00am, and until 8:00am the following day they weren’t allowed to leave or exercise. Megan Molteni, WIRED, 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of calorimeter

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calorimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin calor

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“Calorimeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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cal·​o·​rim·​e·​ter | \ ˌkal-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \

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

Other Words from calorimeter

calorimetric \ ˌkal-​ə-​rə-​ˈme-​trik; kə-​ˌlȯr-​ə-​, -​ˌlōr-​, -​ˌlär-​ How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \ adjective
calorimetrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \ adverb
calorimetry \ ˌkal-​ə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē How to pronounce calorimeter (audio) \ noun, plural calorimetries

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