Caloric engine
Caloric Ca*lor"ic, a. Of or pertaining to caloric. [1913 Webster]

{Caloric engine}, a kind of engine operated by heated air. [1913 Webster]


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  • caloric engine — noun : hot air engine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caloric — Ca*lor ic, a. Of or pertaining to caloric. [1913 Webster] {Caloric engine}, a kind of engine operated by heated air. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caloric theory — The caloric theory is an obsolete scientific theory that heat consists of a fluid called caloric that flows from hotter to colder bodies. Caloric was also thought of as a weightless gas that could pass in and out of pores in solids and liquids.… …   Wikipedia

  • caloric — Heat Heat (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hot air engine — (historically simply air engine or caloric engine [cite book|author=Robert Sier|title=Hot air caloric and stirling engines. Vol.1, A history|edition=1st Edition (Revised)|publisher=L.A. Mair|year=1999|id=ISBN 0 9526417 0 4] ) is a catch all term… …   Wikipedia

  • air-engine — n. Caloric engine, heat engine …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Heat engine — Thermodynamics …   Wikipedia

  • Stirling engine — Alpha type Stirling engine. There are two cylinders. The expansion cylinder (red) is maintained at a high temperature while the compression cylinder (blue) is cooled. The passage between the two cylinders contains the regenerator …   Wikipedia

  • Carnot heat engine — A Carnot heat engine [In French, Carnot uses machine à feu , which Thurston translates as heat engine or steam engine . In a footnote, Carnot distinguishes the steam engine ( machine à vapeur ) from the heat engine in general. (Carnot, 1824, p. 5 …   Wikipedia

  • Heat engine — Heat Heat (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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