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

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Other Words from advection

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

Examples of advection in a Sentence

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There's going to be a good deal of moisture advection by Hurricane Florence, towards the Appalachians. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence to trigger mudslides? Why the storm's potential effect has scientists on edge," 12 Sep. 2018

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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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