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A partly enclosed, directly heated surface from which warm air circulates by convection.


(kənˈvɛktə) or

convector heater

(Mechanical Engineering) a space-heating device from which heat is transferred to the surrounding air by convection


(kənˈvɛk tər)

any fluid or device transferring heat by convection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convector - a space heater that transfers heat to the surrounding air by convection
heater, warmer - device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room


[kənˈvektəʳ] N (also convector heater, convection heater) → calentador m de convección


[kənˈvɛktər] nradiateur m à convectionconvector heater nradiateur m à convection


n (also convector heater)Heizlüfter m


[kənˈvɛktəʳ] n (also convector heater, convection heater) → convettore m
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