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v. con·vect·ed, con·vect·ing, con·vects
To transfer (heat) by convection.
To undergo convection: warm air convecting upward.

[Back-formation from convection.]
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1. (General Physics) (tr) to circulate (hot air) by convection
2. (General Physics) (intr) to undergo convection
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1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
2. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.
[1880–85; back formation from convected < Latin convectus, past participle of convehere to carry to one place =con- con- + vehere to carry]
con•vec′tive, adj.
con•vec′tive•ly, adv.
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Verb1.convect - circulate hot air by convection
circulate - cause to move in a circuit or system; "The fan circulates the air in the room"
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The mold has developed because warm, moist air has convected into the attic from the conditioned space below.
Finally, during phase 4 of the experiment (no steam and no helium injection), the remaining helium in Vessel 4 is convected (up to 10700 s, mark C in Figure 5) into Vessel 2 like a helium rich gas piston which moves upwards such that the helium molar fraction for lower sensor positions decay earlier compared to upper sensor positions, Figure 8(f).
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[6, 7] proposed a Double Convected Pom-Pom (DCPP) model in order to solve the problem that the solution of XPP model is not unique.
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Given the interest in dry well holding, Hatco introduced a convected air dry well that offers the maximum heat transfer for this type of holding platform.
The magnetic stream function is convected with the flow field [2-4]; that means the ideal MHD equations do not allow for magnetic reconnection in contrast to the dissipative version of the above equations [5].
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