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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Convection Sample Sentences in News


  • Cree uses convection cooling in its cheaper new LED bulbs
    Cree has already gone a long way towards making incandescent light bulbs obsolete, by introducing its relatively normal-looking, inexpensive LED bulbs . Today, however, the company announced that those bulbs will soon be ... well, even more normal-looking and inexpensive, thanks to the elimination of the heat sink. .. Continue Reading Cree uses convection cooling Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • MAID is a smart microwave/convection oven hybrid you can control with your voice
    In addition to pulling double duty as a microwave and a convection oven, MAID understands voice commands, gestures, and can connect to your smartphone for remote operation. The post MAID is a smart microwave/convection oven hybrid you can control with your voice appeared first on Digital Trends . Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • Geoflow - "Mini-Earth" to Produce New Findings Concerning Earths Convection Currents on ISS
    Geoflow, the geophysical experimental system built by Airbus Defence and Space on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), is once again being used on board the International Space Station (ISS). Read more on this news related to 'Convection'

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