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"calorie" in British English

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calorienoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæl.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/

calorie noun [C] (FOOD)

a ​unit of ​energy, often used as a ​measurement of the ​amount of ​energy that ​foodprovides: There are about 50 calories in an ​apple. An ​athlete in ​trainingneeds a lot of calories. This ​drink can only ​help you to ​loseweight as a ​part of a calorie-​controlleddiet. He ​found calorie-​counting the ​best way of ​losingweight.

calorie noun [C] (HEAT)

specialized physics a ​unit of ​heatenergy
(Definition of calorie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calorie" in American English

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calorienoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæl·ə·ri/

calorie noun [C] (FOOD)

a ​unit used in ​measuring the ​amount of ​energyfoodprovides when ​eaten and ​digested: The ​typical US ​dailymenucontains 3000 calories and should ​contain 2300. science a ​unitequal to the ​amount of ​heatneeded to ​increase the ​temperature of one ​gram of ​water by one ​degree Celsius
(Definition of calorie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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