Convection

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Convection Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion
  • (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion ,
  • (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

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Convection Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Convection is the movement of a physical quantity (for example heat) because of the movement of the matter.

For example, the wind is the movement of the air and it can cool down a room if the window is open because the cold air comes inside of the room. The movement of the clouds, the sea waves and many types of heaters are examples of convection.

Convection can happens naturally ("natural convection") or because of some moving device ("forced convection").

The fan is a device that produce the movement of the air artificially. The air in this case is moving because of the rotation of the fan. This is an example of "forced convection".



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  • RONA Is Issuing a Voluntary Recall on UBERHAUS Wall-Mounted Convection Heaters Model ECH104-B-2000
    RONA Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS 2000W wall-mounted convection heaters with integrated thermostat model ECH104-B-2000 or product number 68125111. Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming
    Atmospheric scientists looked at predictions of precipitation and cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models and concluded that their combined effect will generate 50 percent more electrical discharges to the ground by the end of the century because of global warming. The main cause is water vapor, which fuels explosive deep convection in the atmosphere. The mo Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • Climate control in termite mounds
    Researchers have found that fluctuations in outside temperature create convection currents within termite mounds to ventilate the living space. Read more on this news related to 'Convection'

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