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in·su·la·tor

 (ĭn′sə-lā′tər, ĭns′yə-)
n.
1. A material that insulates, especially a nonconductor of sound, heat, or electricity.
2. A device that insulates.

insulator

(ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪtə)
n
(General Physics) any material or device that insulates, esp a material with a very low electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity or something made of such a material

in•su•la•tor

(ˈɪn səˌleɪ tər, ˈɪns yə-)

n.
1.
a. a material of such low conductivity that the flow of electric current through it is negligible.
b. a device made of such material, as glass or porcelain, for supporting a charged conductor and electrically isolating it.
2. one that insulates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insulator - a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivityinsulator - 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
conductor - a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
Translations
eristeeristineristys
szigetelésszigetelőanyag
isolator

insulator

[ˈɪnsjʊleɪtəʳ] N (= material) → aislante m; (= appliance) → aislador m

insulator

n (Elec: = device) → Isolator m; (= material)Isolierstoff m; (for heat) → Wärmeschutzisolierung f

insulator

[ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪtəʳ] nisolante m
References in classic literature ?
By wrapping the wire with loose paper, he had in reality cushioned it with AIR, which is the best possible insulator.
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At a direct lightning strike into the wire (DLS), when the overvoltage wave steepness exceeds 1600 kV/[micro]s, a capillary breakdown occurs in the insulator head [2, 3], and at induced overvoltages from nearby lightning strikes (IO), insulators overlaps take place[4].
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Moldmakers can now benefit from reduced labor costs with a new line of pre-machined high-temperature insulator sheets from DME.
Power Grid accounts for 50-70 per cent of insulator consumption in India and now most supplies are from China.
Thus, the typical flashover scenario, wet film layer with an increased leakage current, dry band arcing, bridging of individual insulator sheds and finally the electrical flashover, is impossible.
Insulator manufacturing has evolved to mitigate partial discharge in insulators.
The thermal protection range includes: KT1 and KT2 Insulator - suited for use in the food and fishing industries, manufactured using Thermolite fibre providing good thermal performance and excellent wicking properties.
Scientists at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ABB, a builder of electricity grids, are conducting a study utilising supercomputers for the development a new type of high-voltage insulator.
The new mounting bracket for these gauges has a denser, thicker insulator that will help prevent the bushings from being crushed.