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INSULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insulation mean? 

INSULATION (noun)
  The noun INSULATION has 3 senses:

1. the state of being isolated or detached
2. a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
3. the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity

  Familiarity information: INSULATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSULATION (noun)


Sense 1insulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being isolated or detached

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

insularism; insularity; insulation; detachment

Context example:

the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel

Hypernyms ("insulation" is a kind of...):

isolation (a state of separation between persons or groups)


Sense 2insulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

insulant; insulating material; insulation

Hypernyms ("insulation" is a kind of...):

building material (material used for constructing buildings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insulation"):

lagging (used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat)

corkboard (a heat-insulating building material consisting of cork granules that are made into sheets by compressing and baking)


Sense 3insulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("insulation" is a kind of...):

protection (the activity of protecting someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insulation"):

lining (the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.))


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