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convection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convection  \Con*vec"tion\,  n.  [L.  convectio,  fr  convehere  to 
  bring  together;  con-  +  vehere  to  carry.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  conveying  or  transmitting. 
 
  2.  (Physics)  A  process  of  transfer  or  transmission,  as  of 
  heat  or  electricity,  by  means  of  currents  in  liquids  or 
  gases,  resulting  from  changes  of  temperature  and  other 
  causes. 
 
  Liquids  are  generally  heated  by  convection  --  when 
  heat  is  applied  from  bellow.  --Nichol. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convection 
  n  1:  the  transfer  of  heat  through  a  fluid  (liquid  or  gas)  caused 
  by  molecular  motion 
  2:  (meteorology)  the  vertical  movement  of  heat  or  other 
  properties  by  massive  motion  within  the  atmosphere 




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