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Definition of "calorimetry" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calorimetry" in a sentence
  • "Using a technique called calorimetry, Fleischmann and Pons compared the electrical energy they put into their cells with the heat energy given off."
  • "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."
  • "They measured changes in body weight, body fat (DEXA) and metabolism (indirect calorimetry)."