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Calorie vs. Energy — What's the Difference?

Calorie vs. Energy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Calorie and Energy

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Calorie

The calorie is a unit of energy defined as the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a quantity of water by one degree. For historical reasons, two main definitions of calorie are in wide use.
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Energy

In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to a body or physical system to perform work on the body, or to heat it. Energy is a conserved quantity; the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed.
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Calorie

Abbr. cal Any of several approximately equal units of heat, each measured as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C at 1 atmosphere pressure. Also called gram calorie, small calorie.
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Energy

The capacity for work or vigorous activity
Who has the energy to climb that trail?.
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Calorie

Abbr. cal The unit of heat equal to 1/100 the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 0 to 100°C at 1 atmosphere pressure. Also called mean calorie.
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Energy

Also energies Exertion of vigor or power
A project requiring a great deal of time and energy.
Devoted her energies to writing songs.
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Calorie

Abbr. Cal The unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1°C at 1 atmosphere pressure. Also called kilocalorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie.
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Energy

Vitality and intensity of expression
A speech delivered with energy and emotion.
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Calorie

A unit of energy-producing potential equal to this amount of heat that is contained in food and released upon oxidation by the body. Also called nutritionist's calorie.
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Energy

(Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation
Was turned off by the group's negative energy.
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Calorie

(nutrition) Kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.
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Energy

Usable heat or power
Each year Americans consume a high percentage of the world's energy.
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Calorie

The gram calorie or small calorie, a non-SI unit of energy, equivalent to approximately 4.2 joules. This unit was widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C.
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Energy

A source of usable power, such as petroleum or coal.
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Calorie

The unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0° to 1°. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.
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Energy

The capacity of a physical system to do work.
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Calorie

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
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Energy

A form, amount, or level of this capacity
"a searing beam of 30 trillion protons, with energies up to 50 million electronvolts" (Science News).
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Calorie

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
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Energy

The impetus behind all motion and all activity.
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Energy

The capacity to do work.
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Energy

(physics) A quantity that denotes the ability to do work and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance²/time² (ML²/T²) or the equivalent.
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Energy

An intangible, modifiable force (often characterized as either 'positive' or 'negative') believed in some New Age religions to emanate from a person, place or thing and which is (or can be) preserved and transferred in human interactions; shared mood or group habit; a vibe, a feeling, an impression. aura.}}
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Energy

The external actions and influences resulting from an entity’s internal nature (ousia) and by which it is made manifest, as opposed to that internal nature itself; the aspect of an entity that can affect the wider world and be apprehended by other beings.
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Energy

A measure of how many actions a player or unit can take; in the fantasy genre often called magic points or mana.
Action points
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Energy

Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive.
The great energies of nature are known to us only by their effects.
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Energy

Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.
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Energy

Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; - said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy.
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Energy

Capacity for performing work.
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Energy

(physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs;
Energy can take a wide variety of forms
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Energy

An exertion of force;
He plays tennis with great energy
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Energy

Enterprising or ambitious drive;
Europeans often laugh at American energy
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Energy

An imaginative lively style (especially style of writing);
His writing conveys great energy
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Energy

A healthy capacity for vigorous activity;
Jogging works off my excess energy
He seemed full of vim and vigor
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Energy

The federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
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