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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See calorie.

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  • n. a non-SI unit of energy equal to 1,000 calories, used (now rare) in chemistry or physics; equal to 1 calorie or Calorie as used in nutrition. Symbol kcal.

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  • 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

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Examples

  • In order to standardize and have a clear idea of the value of each of these sources of energy, the terms kilocalorie or the conventional ton are used.

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  • A Calorie aka kilocalorie is simply a unit of food energy.

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  • Most people, when referring to the energy content of food, use "calorie" instead of "kilocalorie" - which is the actual unit that food energy is measured in.

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  • The kilocalorie is the unit of energy familiar to us from diet lists, and a mol is the unit that expresses the number of molecules.

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  • SI prefixes are used with this name and symbol, so that the kilogram calorie is known as the "kilocalorie" and has the symbol kcal.

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  • Metric prefixes are used with this name and symbol, so that the kilogram calorie is known as the "kilocalorie" and has the symbol kcal.

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  • The more accurate name for these is kilo calories—each kilocalorie is a thousand actual calories.

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  • In this book, we use the word “Calorie” with a capital C to designate a kilocalorie, and the word “calorie” in reference to energy in general.

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  • Best of all, with our "human engines" burning a solid kilocalorie a day, our dietary choices were limitless.

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  • The large calorie, or rather kilocalorie, is the amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by 1 °C.

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