Nonconductor
Nonconductor Non`con*duct"or, n. (Physics) A substance which does not conduct, that is, convey or transmit, heat, electricity, sound, vibration, or the like, or which transmits them with difficulty; an insulator; as, wool is a nonconductor of heat; glass and dry wood are nonconductors of electricity. [1913 Webster]

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  • nonconductor — [nän΄kən duk′tər] n. a substance that does not readily transmit certain forms of energy, as sound, heat, and, esp., electricity …   English World dictionary

  • Nonconductor — Nonconductors or electrical insulators are materials which lack movable electric charges, and which therefore lack a low resistance path for charge flow. When a difference in electrical potential is placed across a nonconductor, no free charges… …   Wikipedia

  • nonconductor — noun Date: 1751 a substance that conducts heat, electricity, or sound only in very small degree …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonconductor — nonconducting, adj. /non keuhn duk teuhr/, n. a substance that does not readily conduct heat, sound, or electricity. [1745 55; NON + CONDUCTOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonconductor — noun any material that does not conduct electricity; a dielectric …   Wiktionary

  • nonconductor — non·con·duc·tor .nän kən dək tər n a substance that conducts heat, electricity, or sound only in very small degree * * * non·con·duc·tor (non″kən dukґtər) any substance that does not readily transmit electricity, light, or heat …   Medical dictionary

  • nonconductor — nÉ‘nkÉ™n dÊŒktÉ™(r) / nÉ’n n. something which does not conduct …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonconductor — non·conductor …   English syllables

  • nonconductor — non•con•duc•tor [[t]ˌnɒn kənˈdʌk tər[/t]] n. phs a substance that does not readily conduct heat, sound, or electricity • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonconductor — /nɒnkənˈdʌktə/ (say nonkuhn duktuh) noun a substance which does not readily conduct or transmit heat, sound, electricity, etc.; an insulator. –nonconducting, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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