Calorie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calorie unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
    • n Calorie 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ten radishes only contain eight calories
    • n Calorie (Physics) The unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0° to 1°. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Celery does make you lose calories, it doesn't have a special chemical to do so but it has no calories so the chewing burns the calories burned
    • n Calorie See calory.
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Quotations

  • James Beard
    James Beard
    “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.”
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    “Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. calor, heat

Usage

In literature:

The "calorie" is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gramme of water 1 deg.C.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
This will add 750 to 1000 calories to the day's total.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
This number (1.7633) he called the "solar constant"; and the unit of heat chosen is known as the "calorie.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The problem of civilization, after all, is often one of food calories.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
The requirement of an average man at active labor is estimated at over three thousand calories.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
Both methods showed that the heat produced was at the rate of about 135 gram calories per hour.
"A Brief Account of Radio-activity" by Francis Preston Venable
The understanding of the value of a calorie is indispensable for the comprehension of nutrition.
"Food in War Time" by Graham Lusk
Low-calorie lignite remains the major fuel base for thermoelectric power stations.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Griffiths' final result for the average value of the calorie over this range was 4.192 joules, taking the E.M.F.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
All calculations are made using the factor 4 calories for protein, 4 calories for carbohydrates, and 9 calories for fats.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
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In poetry:

In Tum-Tum's reign a tin of biscuits
On the bedside table provided
For nocturnal munching. Now weapons have changed,
And the fashion of appetites:
There, for sunbathers who count their calories,
A bottle of mineral water.
"For Friends Only" by W H Auden

In news:

Calorie Restriction Not Life Lengthening .
Cutting calories may help keep you slim, but it won't add years to your life, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
Here's some good news for anyone looking to rev up their metabolism, the fire that burns calories.
She still is equipped with a feeding pump, filled with with high calorie fluids to help the little girl gain more weight.
They argue it's got too much added sugar and too many calories.
The Hungry Girl's superpower is her ability to create food favorites with lower calories and less fat.
This Grapefruit Fizz saves you 80 calories.
Curb cravings with these SHAPE-approved snacks under 200 calories.
It's easy enough to curb a cocktail's calories by easing off on sugary mixers.
Mars Inc has announced a plan it hopes will appeal to both candy lovers and calorie counters.
The chocolate giant has vowed to stop selling any candy bars with more than 250 calories by the end of 2013.
"SkinnyLicious" dishes each have 590 calories or less.
Cutting calories and carbs has been my mission in June and July, but that's no easy feat when you write about bars for a living—and also when every summer weekend devolves into a giddy, three-day festival of beer and encased meats.
Some restaurant chains have finally hit on an effective strategy for promoting better-for-you fare: Trend-watching firm Technomic has noticed an increase in great-tasting menu items with 550 or fewer calories.
Diageo-Guinness USA has launched a regional advertising campaign in Cincinnati touting the low calorie content of Draught Guinness.
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In science:

This is a muddy issue, because CHIPS observed a signi ficantly lower intensity than did the calori meter and because preferential depletion of gas phase iron relative to other elements can partly explain the dearth of photons observed by CHIPS.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
The natural energy scale in protein chemistry is the kilo Calorie per mole, denoted kCal/mole.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
You are willing to burn some calories (without much effort) and decide to run from some point A to B, C and back to A, all on the side of an equilateral triangle of length l.
Oscar's Physics Phaire: A Collection of Problems
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