kilogram calorie


kilogram calorie
(kcal or kgcal)
   the "large calorie" or "food calorie" used in nutrition, equal to 1000 ordinary ("gram") calories. The correct name for this unit is kilocalorie.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • kilogram calorie — 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 • Syn: ↑Calorie,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • kilogram-calorie — kilokalorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. kilocalorie; kilogram calorie; kilogramme calorie vok. Kilogrammkalorie, f; Kilokalorie, f rus. большая калория, f; килокалория, f pranc. grande calorie, f; kilocalorie, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • kilogram-calorie — noun The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by a degree centigrade: Syn: calorie, large calorie …   Wiktionary

  • kilogram calorie — large calorie, amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a liter of water by one degree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — /ˈkɪləgræm ˌkæləri/ (say kiluhgram .kaluhree) noun See calorie (def. 1b) …   Australian English dictionary

  • kilogram calorie — Thermodynam. kilocalorie. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Calorie — A unit of food energy. In nutrition terms, the word calorie is used instead of the more precise scientific term kilocalorie. A kilocalorie represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a liter of water one degree centigrade …   Medical dictionary

  • Calorie —   The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit of water, at or near the temperature of maximum density, one degree Celsius (or Centigrade); expressed as a small calorie (the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1… …   Energy terms


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