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Topic: PHYSICS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Late Latin
Origin: convectio, from Latin convehere 'to bring together', from com- ( COM-) + vehere 'to carry'

convection

noun
     
con‧vec‧tion [uncountable] technical
HP the movement in a gas or liquid caused by warm gas or liquid rising, and cold gas or liquid sinking
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