any manifestation of convection in the atmosphere, as hail or thunderstorms.
noun, Physics. 1. the repulsion of ions of a gas by a highly charged body, creating a discernible wind.
- Convective heat
convective heat con·vec·tive heat (kən-věk’tĭv) n. Heat conveyed to the body by a moving warm medium, such as air or water.
[kuh n-vek-ter] /kənˈvɛk tər/ noun 1. any fluid or device transferring heat by convection. /kənˈvɛktə/ noun 1. a space-heating device from which heat is transferred to the surrounding air by convection
[kon-vuh-nahns; French kawnvuh-nahns] /ˈkɒn vəˌnɑns; French kɔ̃vəˈnɑ̃s/ noun, plural convenances [kon-vuh-nahn-siz; French kawnvuh-nahns] /ˈkɒn vəˌnɑn sɪz; French kɔ̃vəˈnɑ̃s/ (Show IPA) 1. suitability; expediency; propriety. 2. convenances, the social proprieties or conventionalities. /kɔ̃vnɑ̃s/ noun 1. suitable behaviour; propriety n. late 15c., from French convenance “convention, agreement, convenience,” from convenant, present participle of convenir “to come together” […]