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

  • transitive v. To convey horizontally by advection.
  • transitive v. To transport (a substance) by advection.

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  • v. To transport something by advection

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

  • v. convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid


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


  • And those snowmen will be all -- again, just part of their memories, because, by tomorrow, we are expecting that warmer air to advect from the south.

    CNN Transcript Feb 1, 2007

  • One strong low pressure system was forecast to persistently advect northeast over the Southeastern states and into the Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic states.


  • In the Plains, a low pressure system was forecast to advect in from the Rockies.


  • The system also could advect minor moisture into New England and Northeastern states.



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