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Definition of: convection

(kən·vekshən) noun
1. The act of conveying.
2. Physics The diffusion of heat through a liquid or gas by motion of its parts: distinguished from conduction.
3. Meteorol. A thermal process whereby atmospheric circulation is maintained through the upward or downward transfer of air masses of different temperature. [<L convectus, pp. of convehere <com- together + vehere carry]

Most often used phrases:

deep convection
convection increased
natural convection
convection developed
convection currents
mantle convection
forced convection
convection zone
convection began
convection oven
atmospheric convection
convection persisted
convection continued
free convection
convection cells

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