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INSULATOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insulator mean? 

INSULATOR (noun)
  The noun INSULATOR has 1 sense:

1. a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

  Familiarity information: INSULATOR used as a noun is very rare.


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INSULATOR (noun)


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Meaning:

A material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

dielectric; insulator; nonconductor

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

material; stuff (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object)

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

bushing (an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass)

mineral wool; rock wool (a light fibrous material used as an insulator)

glass wool (glass fibers spun and massed into bundles resembling wool)

Antonym:

conductor (a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat)


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