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Definition of "calorimeter" []

  • An apparatus for measuring the heat generated by a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution. (noun)
  • The part of this apparatus, usually a container for holding a sample, in which the heat measured causes a change of state. (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 "calorimeter" in a sentence
  • "Then a detector called calorimeter absorbs and measures the energy of the particles."
  • "The value of M, which is not necessarily a whole number, should be determined for each test, though in all probability such a value is a constant for any individual calorimeter which is properly operated."
  • "Surrounding the calorimeter are the asbestos outside and hair-felt lining.]"