Definition of Air current
1. Noun. Air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. "The radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Specialized synonyms: Airstream, Calm, Calm Air, Air, Breeze, Gentle Wind, Zephyr, Chinook, Chinook Wind, Snow Eater, Harmattan, Crosswind, Foehn, Fohn, Khamsin, Santa Ana, High Wind, Headwind, Catabatic Wind, Katabatic Wind, Tailwind, Doldrums, East Wind, Easter, Easterly, Northwest Wind, Northwester, Sou'wester, Southwester, Sou'easter, Southeaster, Gale, Blast, Blow, Gust, Monsoon, Monsoon, Boreas, North Wind, Norther, Northerly, Prevailing Wind, Samiel, Simoom, Simoon, South Wind, Souther, Southerly, Squall, Thermal, Draft, Draught, West Wind, Wester
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Condition, Conditions, Weather, Weather Condition
Terms within: Air
Derivative terms: Windy, Windy
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Literary usage of Air current
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"The methods at present in use for deducing the value of the earth-air current involve first a measurement of the potential 'radient at the time and place of ..."
2. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"... the central spray nozzle with impinging surface and means of regulation; second, the device for inducing the necessary distributing air current. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Opposed to the motive force producing the air current is the frictional resistance developed in passing through the mine workings. This resistance is equal ..."
4. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1861)
"... with an airway over the fire-grate of four feet high, a maximum air-current was obtained of 13000 cubic feet per minute, with a consumption of four tons ..."
5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"The transformer in liquid air. Current = 38'0 amperes reversed through primary coils. IThe e, 8. 37- The transformer lifted out of liquid air into cold ..."
6. Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet by Francis Gano Benedict (1919)
"It became necessary, therefore, to provide for an accurate aliquoting of the main air-current leaving the chamber; this aliquoting device forms the chief ..."