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convect

[kuh n-vekt] /kənˈvɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; back formation from convected < Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2
Related forms
convective, adjective
convectively, adverb
nonconvective, adjective
nonconvectively, adverb
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  • Clouds are divided into two general categories layered and convective.

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