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advection

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noun ad·vec·tion \ad-ˈvek-shən\

Definition of advection

  1. :  the usually horizontal movement of a mass of fluid (as air or an ocean current); also :  transport (as of pollutants or plankton) by such movement

advectplay \-ˈvekt\ transitive verb
advectiveplay \-ˈvek-tiv\ adjective


Origin of advection

Latin advection-, advectio act of bringing, from advehere to carry to, from ad- + vehere to carry — more at way


First Known Use: 1910


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