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[kuh n-vekt] /kənˈvɛkt/
verb (used with object)
to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.
Origin of convect
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When a warm signal is perceived, the blood vessels near the skin dilate to convect heat away from the core of the body.
  • The oligo strands arrive at the surf ace through a combination of convect ion and diffusion.
  • Because warm water is less dense than cold water, deep-heated water tends to rise, a process known as free convect ion.

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