Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To transfer (heat) by convection.
  • intransitive v. To undergo convection: warm air convecting upward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To carry or convey; to move (a warm fluid) upward through a cooler fluid, to transfer heat or a fluid by convection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to circulate hot air by convection, as of certain ovens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. circulate hot air by convection

Etymologies

Back-formation from convection.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Air in free fall does not convect, which means that everything that heats up has to be cooled by fans; the space shuttle is LOUD inside.

    8/4/08: Launch Pad, day 5

  • And even if you did find a way to create such blast furnace like conditions, the fact of the matter is that you would convect a significant portion of the heat away, just like what happens in a fireplace; in order to let fresh air in, you have to let the heated, oxygen-depleted air escape.

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  • These storm winds convect heat both latent and sensible from the surface to the upper atmosphere.

    Hansen and Schmidt: Predicting the Past? « Climate Audit

  • But the atmosphere will generally lose heat at the top, and will convect and radiate to continue to do so, and so will continue to cool over a long period.

    Hits « Climate Audit

  • Discuss how radiation can pass through glazing materials at different rates depending on the material, how air can convect heat through screening material and the importance or unimportance of insulation materials to stop conductive heat transfer.

    Chapter 6

  • This land surface reflected energy back into the atmosphere rather than absorbing it, lessening the amount of energy on the land surface available to do things like convect water vapor to form clouds and thus rain.

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  • With totally enclosed inverters such as the SMV, there are two options to get rid of the heat losses within the drive - either make the drive physically bigger to convect the heat away, or use a cooling fan.

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  • The substitution of less viscous gases such as argon and krypton allow greater distances between panes before the gas begins to convect (tranferring heat at a much higher rate), increasing their insulating effect.

    The Oil Drum - Discussions about Energy and Our Future

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