: a nonconductor of direct electric current
Recent Examples on the Web The materials are fabricated using ordinary metals and electrical insulators, or dielectrics. —IEEE Spectrum, 3 Sep. 2022 The amount of power absorbed by the dielectric is often measured by something called the loss tangent. —Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 15 Jan. 2018 In the case of a coaxial cable, the dielectric is usually chosen such that a 50Ohm resistor will match the properties of the cable. —Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 15 Jan. 2018
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