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CONVECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convection mean? 

CONVECTION (noun)
  The noun CONVECTION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CONVECTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVECTION (noun)


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Meaning:

The transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("convection" is a kind of...):

temperature change (a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes)


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Meaning:

(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("convection" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))

Domain category:

meteorology (the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather))


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