[ ad-vek-shuhn ]
/ ædˈvɛk ʃən /
Meteorology. the horizontal transport of atmospheric properties (distinguished from convection).
the horizontal flow of air, water, etc.
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Origin of advection
OTHER WORDS FROM advectionad·vec·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for advection
/ (ədˈvɛkʃən) /
the transference of heat energy in a horizontal stream of gas, esp of air
Word Origin for advection
C20: from Latin advectiō conveyance, from advehere, from ad- to + vehere to carry
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Scientific definitions for advection
[ ăd-vĕk′shən ]
The transfer of a property of the atmosphere, such as heat, cold, or humidity, by the horizontal movement of an air mass.
The rate of change of an atmospheric property caused by the horizontal movement of air.
The horizontal movement of water, as in an ocean current.
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