calorific value definition

  • noun:
    • The calories or thermal units within one unit of a substance and introduced if the compound is burned.
    • The actual quantity of heat made by the entire burning of a material or gasoline. Calculated in products of energy per level of product, e.g. kJ/kg.
    • The amount of energy offered by a product of food whenever digested, mostly from carbohydrates and fats

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