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convection

Pronunciation: kon-vek'shun

Definition: Conveyance of heat in liquids or gases by movement of the heated particles, as when the layer of water at the bottom of a heated pot rises or the warm air of a room ascends to the ceiling.

[L. con-veho, pp. -vectus, to carry or bring together]

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