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7 definitions by Hoyvin-Mayvin

 
1.
A measure of heat, equal to the amount of energy required to raise one gram of water by one degree Celsius. Not to be confused with the food Calorie (capital C), which is equal to 1 kilocalorie (1000 calories), or the amount of energy required to raise one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.

1 calorie = 4.184 joules
When people talk about the amount of calories they get from food, they are really referring to Calories, or kilocalories.
by hoyvin-mayvin December 02, 2005
 
2.
1) A Newton (N) is a unit of force equal to 1 (kilogram)(meter)/(second)^2. . . . NOT the way Jordan has written it. Without the ^2, you get mass*velocity, which is equal to momentum, not force. Named for Sir Isaac Newton.

2) A 17th century scientist credited for inventing calculus and discovering various principles of physics (e.g., gravity, 3 laws of motion, optics).
1) It took, like, 1000 Newtons to push my sister out of my room.

2) Sir Isaac Newton is my hero.
by Hoyvin-Mayvin June 08, 2005
 
3.
From the Simpsons: A top-secret project by the Motherloving Sugar Corporation aimed at getting the citizens of Springfield addicted to sugar, from the episode "Sweets and Sour Marge." Named after the ramblings of Professor Frink.
(Phone rings. Marge picks it up.)
Marge: Hello?
Mysterious voice: Marge Simpson?
Marge: Who is this?
Frink: I'm an annonymous whistle-blower. I worked on a top-secret project called Operation HOYVIN-MAYVINGGG!
Marge: Professor Frink?
Frink: Oh, what gave me away? Out of curiosity, was it the hoyvin, or the mayvin, or was it the whole G'HOYVEY thing that I do?
by hoyvin-mayvin December 02, 2005
 
4.
1) Abbreviation for calculus.
2) Abbreviation for calculator.
1) Hey, what did you get on your calc test?
2) Teacher: No, you may not use your calc for this problem.
by Hoyvin-Mayvin June 08, 2005
 
5.
1) A quantity with both a magnitude and a direction.

2) An organism (e.g., rat or mosquito) that spreads a disease by transporting the pathogen that causes it from one host to another.
1) Speed is a scalar, but velocity is a vector.

2) Rats were vectors for the Bubonic Plague.
by Hoyvin-Mayvin June 08, 2005
 
6.
1. A water-soluble yellow pigment, including riboflavin (read the table of ingredients of any food you eat; chances are, you'll find it), found in plant and animal tissue as coenzymes of flavoprotein.
2. A ketone, C10H6N4O2, that gives color to various natural yellow pigments.
The chemist added flavin to his new concoction.
by Hoyvin-Mayvin June 08, 2005
 
7.
erg
1) A unit of work equal to 0.0000001 joules.

2) An interjection used to express frustration or confusion.
It took only 7 million ergs to push that ball in the opposite direction.
by Hoyvin-Mayvin June 08, 2005