- any material that is electrically insulating.
Mechanics glossary. 2013.
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dielectric — DIELÉCTRIC, Ă, dielectrici, ce, adj., s.n. 1. adj. Care izolează din punct de vedere electric; izolator. ♢ Constantă dielectrică = raportul dintre capacitatea unui condensator electric care conţine între armături o substanţă izolatoare şi… … Dicționar Român
dielectric — [dī΄i lek′trik] n. [ DI(A) + ELECTRIC: so called because it permits the passage of the lines of force of an electrostatic field but does not conduct the current] a material, as rubber, glass, etc., or a medium, as a vacuum, gas, etc., that does… … English World dictionary
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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dielectric — Physics ► ADJECTIVE ▪ non conducting of electricity; insulating. ► NOUN ▪ an insulator … English terms dictionary
Dielectric — A dielectric is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field. When a dielectric is placed in an electric field, electric charges do not flow through the material, as in a conductor, but only slightly shift from their … Wikipedia
dielectric — dielectrically, adv. /duy i lek trik/, Elect. n. 1. a nonconducting substance; insulator. 2. a substance in which an electric field can be maintained with a minimum loss of power. adj. 3. of or pertaining to a dielectric substance. [1830 40; DI 3 … Universalium
dielectric — noun Etymology: dia + electric Date: 1837 a nonconductor of direct electric current • dielectric adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
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dielectric — diÂ·eÂ·lecÂ·tric || â€šdaÉªÉª lektrÉªk 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