advection


ad·vec·tion

noun \ad-ˈvek-shən\

Definition of ADVECTION

:  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
ad·vect \-ˈvekt\ transitive verb
ad·vec·tive \-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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