- Meteorology. the horizontal transport of atmospheric properties (distinguished from convection).
- the horizontal flow of air, water, etc.
Origin of advection
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- the transference of heat energy in a horizontal stream of gas, esp of air
C20: from Latin advectiō conveyance, from advehere, from ad- to + vehere to carry
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- 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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