verb Etymology: back-formation from convection Date: 1881 intransitive verb to transfer heat by convection transitive verb to circulate (as air) by convection • convective adjective

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  • convect — v. i. & t. to circulate hot air by convection, as of certain ovens. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convect — convective, adj. convectively, adv. /keuhn vekt /, v.t. 1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection. v.i. 2. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection. [1880 85; back formation from convected < L convect(us) ptp. of convehere to carry… …   Universalium

  • convect — verb To carry or convey; to move (a warm fluid) upward through a cooler fluid, to transfer heat or a fluid by convection. The heated surface caused the air to convect …   Wiktionary

  • convect — 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

  • convect — con|vect [kənˈvekt] v [i]technical [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: convection] to move heat by convection …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • convect — v. circulate heat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • convect — verb (I) technical to move heat by convection …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • convect — con·vect …   English syllables

  • convect — con•vect [[t]kənˈvɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) phs thr to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection 2) phs thr (of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection • Etymology: 1880–85; back formation from convected < L convectus, ptp. of convehere to carry to one …   From formal English to slang

  • convect — verb circulate hot air by convection • Derivationally related forms: ↑convection • Hypernyms: ↑circulate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

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