noun ad·vec·tion \ad-ˈvek-shən\

Definition of advection

  1. :  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


play \-ˈvekt\ transitive verb


play \-ˈvek-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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