convectional
adjective see convection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • convectional — convection ► NOUN ▪ transference of mass or heat within a fluid caused by the tendency of warmer and less dense material to rise. DERIVATIVES convect verb convectional adjective convective adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from convehere, from vehere… …   English terms dictionary

  • convectional — See convection. * * * …   Universalium

  • convectional — adjective Of, pertaining to, or employing convection; convective …   Wiktionary

  • convectional — adj. concerning convection (circulation of heat; thermal conduction) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • convectional — con·vec·tion·al …   English syllables

  • convectional — shənəl, shnəl adjective : of, relating to, or produced by convection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Convectional precipitation — describes rainfall that is produced when convectional currents form in the atmosphere. When the earth s surface is heated, as on hot summer days, the temperature of the air above it increases. Heated air rises, forming an updraft. The rising air… …   Wikipedia

  • convectional rain — /kənvɛkʃənəl ˈreɪn/ (say kuhnvekshuhnuhl rayn) noun rain formed from evaporated earth liquids on a hot day …   Australian English dictionary

  • convection — convectional, adj. /keuhn vek sheuhn/, n. 1. Physics. the transfer of heat by the circulation or movement of the heated parts of a liquid or gas. 2. Meteorol. the vertical transport of atmospheric properties, esp. upward (distinguished from… …   Universalium

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

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