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Definition of the noun air current

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  1. air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure


Air current: Air currents can be caused by differences in temperature, pressure, or impurity concentration. Temperature differences can cause air currents because warmer air is less dense than cooler air, causing the warmer air to appear "lighter." Thus, if the warm air is under the cool air, air currents will form as they exchange places.

  • also known as Current

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

difference detecting bridge 5 0 Reverse air current Output Vout (V) V out Detection characteristics ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (2006)

by Rehva,

aire т refrigeración del aire f refroidissement т d'air raffreddamento т dell'aria идите luchtkoeling f chlodzenie n powietrza воздушное охлаждение п ilmajäähdytys luftkylning с air current luftstrßm Luftstrom т corriente de aire f écoulement т ...

Google previewPragati little dictionary

device for cooling the air current; S9T 03 wiitwfl mn«n airline air'craft, n. (q3)<,*m<) - (pi. aircraft) - aeroplane, airship; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

Compressed air Current Status. The compressed air systems are in the process of a major change out. General piping layout was discussed with plant personnel. Basic concepts in Table 7 Potential energy savings identified by assessment ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

is usually accompanied by an ascending air current. C. may be produced either by STREAMLINBS approaching each other (streamline 0 .) ...

Google previewThe Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary

An air current that is changed in direction by a sail, cliff, bluff, and so on. eductor n. A pump used for removing water from flooded spaces. Water is pumped past a constriction at a place where another ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

Seed passing over the fourth close-grading, or sifting, screen drops through an upwardly-moving air current which lifts away remaining light ...

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