convection NOUN transference of mass or heat within a fluid caused by the tendency of warmer and less dense material to rise.
DERIVATIVES convect verb convectional adjective convective adjective.
ORIGIN Latin, from convehere, from vehere 'carry' .

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  • Convective — Con*vec tive, a. Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity. Faraday. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convective — ● convectif, convective adjectif Relatif à une convection …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • convective — kənˈvektiv adjective Etymology: convection + ive 1. : having the property or power of conveying : transporting the convective force of water 2. : of or relating to convection …   Useful english dictionary

  • convective — adjective see convect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Convective — Précipitations météorologiques venant de systèmes où la convection est le facteur principal comme dans une averse ou un orage. Les mouvements verticaux y sont importants mais de relativement courte durée. Portail de la météorologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • convective — See convectional. * * * …   Universalium

  • convective — adjective Of, pertaining to, or employing convection; convectional …   Wiktionary

  • convective — adj. thermally conductive, transferring heat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • convective — con·vec·tive …   English syllables

  • Convective storm detection — is the meteorological observation of deep, moist convection (DMC) and consists of detection, monitoring, and short term prediction. This term includes the minority of storms which do not produce lightning and thunder. Convective storms can… …   Wikipedia

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