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

  • n. See calorie.

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  • n. The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a gram of water by a degree centigrade: a unit of measure of energy.

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  • 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

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