Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


tr.v. ad·vect·ed, ad·vect·ing, ad·vects
1. To convey horizontally by advection.
2. To transport (a substance) by advection.

[Back-formation from advection.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


vb (intr)
(Environmental Science) (of air, water) to move horizontally
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.advect - convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluidadvect - convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid; "energy advected from the environment"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Cole identified one trough, then gestured with his finger east of the trough in a counter-clockwise motion while commenting, "You have vorticity at the trough; that would be positive vorticity advection." He isolated wind speed data to determine advection: "You'd have your vorticity at the base, so it would advect with strong winds." He spent less time contemplating NVA and placed it west of the trough: "So NVA down here, in that general area."
Strong winds from the continental zone in August will advect in the warm air that is driving the warming of the surface layers, whereas strong winds from the north will bring cool air that in turn cools the epilimnion and, if the winds persist, will result in a mixing event.
After spawning, strong currents created by easterlies can advect eggs and larvae away from favorable conditions (Catalan et al., 2006).
In the connected void space, a water solution is allowed to advect, diffuse, and react at the solid interface.
Weak genetic structure among populations of marine species is a predicted outcome of large larval dispersal distances in biophysical modeling experiments, in which strong currents advect weakly swimming larvae across great distances (e.g., Bohonak 1999, Shanks et al.
VOF methods utilize cell face normal velocities to advect volume fractions [22].
From there, it only requires the typical anti-cyclonic circulation over southern Africa to advect the moisture south across Namibia.
In this region, fresh water input is substantial, tides are relatively weak, coastline geometry is complex, and Loop Current eddies at the shelf break have been observed to advect water far across the shelf.
For example, if the Bermuda High is positioned farther to the west than normal, light westerly winds advect dry continental air into the Southeast.
U(x, y, t) and V(x, y, t) are the current velocities in the x and y directions, respectively, that advect larvae.
Regardless of its evolution, the pelagic lifestyle exposes larval fishes to hydrodynamic transport processes that may advect them to new places.