Convective ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Convective ( adjective )

  1. Relating to or caused by convection, the movement caused by the differing densities of a fluid, resulting in transfer of heat or mass.
  2. Relating to or caused by the transfer of heat or mass by the movement of a fluid or gas.

Origin:

From the latin word "convectus", meaning "carried together".

Examples:

  1. The storm front was caused by convective currents in the atmosphere.
  2. The oven has a convective setting for faster, more even cooking.
  3. The convective heat transfer coefficient of the fluid is an important factor in the design of the heat exchanger.
  4. Convective cells in the ocean can drive global circulation patterns.
  5. The convective instability of the fluid caused the eruption of the volcano.

(As a noun)

Convective ( noun )

  1. Relating to or caused by convection, the movement caused by the differing densities of a fluid, resulting in transfer of heat or mass.
  2. Relating to or caused by the transfer of heat or mass by the movement of a fluid or gas.

Origin:

From the latin word "convectus", meaning "carried together".

Examples:

  1. The storm front was caused by convective currents in the atmosphere.
  2. The oven has a convective setting for faster, more even cooking.
  3. The convective heat transfer coefficient of the fluid is an important factor in the design of the heat exchanger.
  4. Convective cells in the ocean can drive global circulation patterns.
  5. The convective instability of the fluid caused the eruption of the volcano.
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