advection

noun
ad·vec·tion | \ad-ˈvek-shən \

Definition of advection 

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

Other Words from advection

advect \-ˈvekt \ transitive verb
advective \-ˈvek-tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of advection

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advection

ad- + (con)vection

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The first known use of advection was in 1910

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