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[kuh n-vekt]
verb (used with object)
  1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by convection.
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verb (used without object)
  1. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by convection.
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Origin of convect

1880–85; back formation from convected < Latin convect(us) past participle of convehere to carry together (see con-, vector) + -ed2
Related formscon·vec·tive, adjectivecon·vec·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·vec·tive, adjectivenon·con·vec·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for convected

Historical Examples

  • On all hygienic grounds radiant heat is better than convected heat, but the latter is more economical.

    Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use

    F. H. Leeds

  • This model is familiar in gas stoves, whose heat thoroughly radiated and convected far exceeds that derived from fireplaces.

  • All these methods warm chiefly by means of convected heat, the amount of true radiation from the pipes being small.