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Meaning of dielectric

di•e•lec•tric

Pronunciation: (dī"i-lek'trik), [key]
— Elect. Elect.
—n.
  1. a nonconducting substance; insulator.
  2. a substance in which an electric field can be maintained with a minimum loss of power.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a dielectric substance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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