verb (used with object)
to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
verb (used without object)
(of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.

1880–85; back formation from convected < Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2

convective, adjective
convectively, adverb
nonconvective, adjective
nonconvectively, adverb Unabridged
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convection (kənˈvɛkʃən)
1.  Compare conduction a process of heat transfer through a gas or liquid by bulk motion of hotter material into a cooler region
2.  meteorol the process by which masses of relatively warm air are raised into the atmosphere, often cooling and forming clouds, with compensatory downward movements of cooler air
3.  geology the slow circulation of subcrustal material, thought to be the mechanism by which tectonic plates are moved
[C19: from Late Latin convectiō a bringing together, from Latin convehere to bring together, gather, from vehere to bear, carry]

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Example sentences for convective
Clouds are divided into two general categories layered and convective.
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