from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See calory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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. 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In other contexts, the kilocalorie is often referred to as a Calorie (capital "C"), or just a calorie, and it has to be inferred from the context that the small calorie is not intended.
A Calorie aka kilocalorie is simply a unit of food energy.
To get motivated, Ms. Wood joined a Web site called Calorie-Count. com.
We're using an online program called Calorie Count, which sounds like the one you're describing.
I can’t believe anyone still believes “a Calorie is a Calorie is a Calorie” anymore.
Detailed review of the DiGiorno Cheese & Tomato 200 Calorie Portions frozen pizzas.
To help add variety to your menus, USA TODAY nutrition reporter Nanci Hellmich selected this low-calorie recipe from a new diet cookbook, EatingWell 500 Calorie Dinners.
That increase is not medical issues, it is the 200 Calorie/day increase in food intake combined with progressively less physical activity being mandatory.
According to Runner's World's Calorie Calculator, an average 145 pound woman burns 2878 calories and a 180 pound man expends around 3573 during the 26.2 mile race.
Much dirty, violent dealing in support of this activity (see his story The Calorie Man) and there are mentions of it going horribly wrong in other countries.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.