convection current

noun

Definition of convection current

1a : a stream of fluid propelled by thermal convection
b : thermally produced vertical air flow
2 : a surface charge of electricity on a moving body — compare convection sense 3c

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“Convection current.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convection%20current. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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