Etymology: From insulate
- The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.
- (engineering)The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, sound; also, the state of a body so separated.
- (electrical) a medium in which it is possible to maintain an electrical field with little supply of energy from additional sources; then energy required to produce the electric field is fully recoverable only in a complete vacuum the ideal dielectric when the field or applied voltage is removed; used to a) save space, b) enhance safety, c) improve appearance.
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