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A material that conducts little or no electricity, heat, or sound.


(General Physics) a substance that is a poor conductor of heat, electricity, or sound


(ˌnɒn kənˈdʌk tər)

a substance that does not readily conduct heat, sound, or electricity.
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Noun1.nonconductor - a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivitynonconductor - 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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Another form of metallizing nonconductor substrates is the dynamical chemical plating (DCP) method, (17) which is a wet deposition technique that has been shown to be a good alternative for producing deposits of single metals such as Cu, Ni, and Ag.
Metal may get hot, but it will not explode like a composite or nonconductor.
Five other reasons were given, including that a "rubber" mat was used because it "is a nonconductor of electricity.
Corona discharge and electrostatic induction can separate a mixture of conductor and nonconductor (metal/insulator), whereas the triboelectrostatic method has an advantage of separating different types of materials [23, 24].
As quoted by the court, the asserted utility of the claimed compound was as "a nonconductor of electricity," as a "reducing agent," and "useful in operations where silicon and aluminum are now employed.
At zero frequency (dc), the current is zero since there is a nonconductor between the plates.
It does not light up when the material is a nonconductor or insulator.
deterioration, an excellent insulator, a nonconductor of electricity, a