dielectric

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di·elec·tric

noun \ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-trik\

Definition of DIELECTRIC

:  a nonconductor of direct electric current
dielectric adjective

Origin of DIELECTRIC

dia- + electric
First Known Use: 1837

di·elec·tric

noun \ˌdī-i-ˈlek-trik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIELECTRIC

: a nonconductor of direct electric current
dielectric adjective

dielectric

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Insulating material or a very poor conductor of electric current. Dielectrics have no loosely bound electrons, and so no current flows through them. When they are placed in an electric field, the positive and negative charges within the dielectric are displaced minutely in opposite directions, which reduces the electric field within the dielectric. Examples of dielectrics include glass, plastics, and ceramics.

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