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” […]
[kuh n-veen] /kənˈvin/ verb (used without object), convened, convening. 1. to come together or assemble, usually for some public purpose. verb (used with object), convened, convening. 2. to cause to assemble; convoke. 3. to summon to appear, as before a judicial officer. /kənˈviːn/ verb 1. to gather, call together, or summon, esp for a formal […]