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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vek-shuh n]
    • /ædˈvɛk ʃən/
    • /æd.ˈvek.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vek-shuh n]
    • /ædˈvɛk ʃən/

Definitions of advection word

  • noun advection the transference of heat energy in a horizontal stream of gas, esp of air 3
  • noun advection the transference of heat by horizontal currents of air 3
  • noun advection Meteorology. the horizontal transport of atmospheric properties (distinguished from convection). 1
  • noun advection the horizontal flow of air, water, etc. 1
  • noun advection The transfer of heat or matter by the flow of a fluid, especially horizontally in the atmosphere or the sea. 1
  • noun advection (earth science, chemistry) The horizontal movement of a body of atmosphere (or other fluid) along with a concurrent transport of its temperature, humidity etc. 0

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Origin of advection

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
1905-10; < Latin advectiōn- (stem of advectiō), equivalent to advect(us), past participle of advehere (ad- ad- + vec-, variant stem of vehere to carry, bring + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

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advection popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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