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Related to insulator: Thermal insulator
A device having high electrical resistance and used for supporting or separating conductors to prevent undesired flow of current from them to other objects. Also known as electrical insulator.
A material that is a poor conductor of heat, sound, or electricity.
A substance in which the normal energy band is full and is separated from the first excitation band by a forbidden band that can be penetrated only by an electron having an energy of several electronvolts, sufficient to disrupt the substance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A component or device made from material having great enough resistance to the flow of electric current to be effectively considered as a nonconductor of current.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
insulatorA material that does not conduct electricity. Contrast with conductor.
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