Calorimeter
Calorimeter Cal`o*rim"e*ter, n. [L. calor heat + -meter; cf. F. calorim[`e]tre.] 1. (Physiol.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc. For combustion processes, a {bomb calorimeter} may be used. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Engineering) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam. [1913 Webster]


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  • calorimeter — 1794, from CALORIE (Cf. calorie) + METER (Cf. meter). A hybrid word …   Etymology dictionary

  • calorimeter — ► NOUN ▪ an apparatus for measuring the amount of heat involved in a chemical reaction or other process. DERIVATIVES calorimetric adjective calorimetry noun …   English terms dictionary

  • calorimeter — [kal΄ə rim′ət ər] n. [< L calor (see CALORIFIC) + METER] an apparatus for measuring amounts of heat, as in chemical combination, friction, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Calorimeter — This article is about heat measuring devices. For particle detectors, see Calorimeter (particle physics). The world’s first ice calorimeter, used in the winter of 1782 83, by Antoine Lavoisier and Pierre Simon Laplace, to determine the heat… …   Wikipedia

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