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Noun: cal
  1. Unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
    - calorie, gram calorie, small calorie
Noun: Cal
  1. A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food
    - Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie, kcal
Abbreviation: CAL
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Derived forms: cals

Type of: energy unit, heat unit, work unit

Encyclopedia: Cal