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


  • SL Power Introduces Highest Convection Rated and Flexible 500 Watt AC/DC Power Supply for Medical Devices and ...
    SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies, today introduces its MINT1500 AC/DC power supply that solves ... Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • AC/DC Power Supplies suit space-constrained applications.
    Measuring 3.3 x 7 x 1.5 in., Series MINT1500 fits into 1U or 2U chassis and provides 350 W with convection cooling or 500 W with moving air. Units feature universal AC input of 90–270 Vac, DC output range of 24–56 V, and 93% efficiency. Input and output monitoring alarms plus 12 V/0.8 A fan output and 5 V standby voltage are standard. Approved to IEC60601-1 3r Read more on this news related to 'Convection'
  • Probing ‘unusual route request’ by missing AirAsia plane
    Large scale re-routing for weather will occur when an organized line of convection impacts a major route. Read more on this news related to 'Convection'

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