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di·e·lec·tric

 (dī′ĭ-lĕk′trĭk)
n.
A nonconductor of electricity, especially a substance with electrical conductivity of less than a millionth (10-6) of a siemens.


di′e·lec′tric adj.
di′e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.
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dielectric

(ˌdaɪɪˈlɛktrɪk)
n
1. (General Physics) a substance or medium that can sustain a static electric field within it
2. (General Physics) a substance or body of very low electrical conductivity; insulator
adj
(General Physics) of, concerned with, or having the properties of a dielectric
[from dia- + electric]
ˌdieˈlectrically adv
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di•e•lec•tric

(ˌdaɪ ɪˈlɛk trɪk)

n.
1. a nonconductor of electricity; 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 + electric]
di`e•lec′tri•cal•ly, adv.
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di·e·lec·tric

(dī′ĭ-lĕk′trĭk)
Adjective
Having little or no ability to conduct electricity.
Noun
A dielectric substance, such as glass or rubber.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dielectric - a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivitydielectric - a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
bushing - an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
mineral wool, rock wool - a light fibrous material used as an insulator
glass wool - glass fibers spun and massed into bundles resembling wool
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Translations
eriste
dielektrikum

dielectric

[ˌdaɪəˈlektrɪk]
A. ADJdieléctrico
B. Ndieléctrico m
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dielectric

adjdielektrisch
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For instance, in 1878, George FitzGerald discovered that by identifying e with magnetic force, where e is the displacement vector in MacCullagh's theory, and curl e with dialectric displacement, he could obtain the same expressions for kinetic and potential energy in Maxwell's theory as in MacCullagh's, which made MacCullagh's theory of reflection and refraction of light correct in the electromagnetic field free of charges and conduction currents.
Its quartz optics utilize 99% reflective dialectric coatings and will reach thermal equilibrium quickly with the aid of three cooling fans.