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

  • n. Measurement of the amount of heat evolved or absorbed in a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The science of measuring the heat absorbed or evolved during the course of a chemical reaction or change of state.
  • n. A wide headband that covers the ears, for wearing on cold days.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Measurement of the quantities of heat in bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The measurement of the quantity of heat in thermal units (see thermal and calory) which a body absorbs or gives out in passing through a certain range of temperature, or in changing its state (as in fusion or vaporization), or the heat which is produced by chemical combination; the art or process of using the calorimeter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. measurement of quantities of heat


Latin calor, heat; see caloric + -metry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Using a technique called calorimetry, Fleischmann and Pons compared the electrical energy they put into their cells with the heat energy given off.

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  • They measured changes in body weight, body fat (DEXA) and metabolism (indirect calorimetry).

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  • Energy expenditure and allocation are determined using a combination of techniques, including body composition analysis (using extraction methods, calorimetry, and TOBEC), roosting metabolism (using standard respirometry), field metabolic rates and water flux (using doubly-labeled water), and time-activity budgets (using radiotelemetry, video monitoring, and direct observation).

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  • I took a break today from thesis writing to attend the weekly computing seminar, since it had calorimetry in the title, which should supposedly be one of my skills.

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  • But I guarantee you that if you take the bomb calorimetry of the stuff you stuff yourself with, subtract off the bomb calorimety of your feces, urine, and sweat, the heat flow from your body surfaces to the external environment, and the work you do moving stuff around with your limbs, then if the difference is positive you will gain weight.

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  • The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

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  • It is used in plasma globes and calorimetry in experimental particle physics.


  • Using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry, the scientists were able to determine that the Thermite present is of a specialized type called Nano-thermite or Superthermite.


  • The researchers used a number of techniques to analyze the chips including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

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  • One point of caution Greg pointed out is that on PAMELA, the particle ID is solely dependent on calorimetry.

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