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Air current   /ɛr kˈərənt/   Listen
Air current

noun
1.
Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.  Synonyms: current of air, wind.  "When there is no wind, row" , "The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"






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"Air current" Quotes from Famous Books



... an ordinary room, and large enough for men to walk about in it, must be provided. This was speedily done, supports were erected for the blocks of ice, the case was placed at the end of Mr. Jennings's box, and everything gotten in readiness for directing the air current through the receptacle, and into the room through tubes which had already ...
— The Reminiscences of an Astronomer • Simon Newcomb



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