Dielectric
Dielectric Di`e*lec"tric, n. [Pref. dia- + electric.] (Elec.) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor, separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • dielectric — di·elec·tric .dī i lek trik n a nonconductor of direct electric current dielectric adj * * * di·elec·tric (di″ə lekґtrik) 1. transmitting electric effects by induction, but not by conduction. 2. an insulating substance that transmits… …   Medical dictionary

  • dielectric — di·e·lec·tric || ‚daɪɪ lektrɪk n. insulator, material that does not conduct electricity adj. of or pertaining to a dielectric substance, of or pertaining to a material that does not conduct electricity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dielectric — di•e•lec•tric [[t]ˌdaɪ ɪˈlɛk trɪk[/t]] n. 1) elm a nonconductor of electricity; insulator 2) elm a substance in which an electric field can be maintained with a minimum loss of power 3) elm of or pertaining to a dielectric substance • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • dielectric — /daɪəˈlɛktrɪk/ (say duyuh lektrik) Electricity –adjective 1. non conducting. 2. conveying electric effects otherwise than by conduction, as a medium through which electricity acts in the process of induction. –noun 3. a dielectric substance;… …   Australian English dictionary

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