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convection

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noun con·vec·tion \kən-ˈvek-shən\

Simple Definition of convection

  • : movement in a gas or liquid in which the warmer parts move up and the colder parts move down; also : the transfer of heat by this movement

Full Definition of convection

  1. 1 :  the action or process of conveying

  2. 2 a :  the circulatory motion that occurs in a fluid at a nonuniform temperature owing to the variation of its density and the action of gravity b :  the transfer of heat by convection — compare conduction, radiation

con·vec·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of convection

Late Latin convection-, convectio, from Latin convehere to bring together, from com- + vehere to carry — more at way


First Known Use: circa 1623


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convection

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noun con·vec·tion \kən-ˈvek-shən\

Medical Definition of convection

  1. 1:  the circulatory motion that occurs in a fluid at a nonuniform temperature owing to the variation of its density and the action of gravity

  2. 2:  the transfer of heat by convection in a fluid

  3. con·vec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
    con·vec·tive \-ˈvek-tiv\play adjective





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