calorific value

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calorific value (plural calorific values)

  1. The amount of energy produced by the complete combustion of a material or fuel. Measured in units of energy per amount of material, e.g. kJ/kg.
  2. The amount of energy available from an item of food when digested, mostly from carbohydrates and fats


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