Thermal insulation

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Thermal insulation

The reduction of the flow of heat; it is measured by thermal resistance.
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thermal insulation, heat insulation

A material providing high resistance to heat flow; usually made of mineral wool, cork, asbestos, foam glass, foamed plastic, diatomaceous earth, etc.; fabricated in the form of batts, blankets, blocks, boards, granular fill, and loose fill.
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