from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A material that conducts little or no electricity, heat, or sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any material that does not conduct electricity; a dielectric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance which does not conduct or transmit a particular form of energy (specifically, heat or electricity), or which transmits it with difficulty: thus, wool is a non-conductor of heat; glass and dry wood are non-conductors of electricity. See conductor, 6, electricity, and heat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
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