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calorimeter

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Calorimeter \Cal'o*rim"e*ter\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

calorimeter

noun

1: a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat


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