nonconductive

adjective

non·​con·​duc·​tive ˌnän-kən-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce nonconductive (audio)
: not capable of conducting : not conductive
nonconductive materials

Examples of nonconductive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the idea makes use of extremely cold and nonconductive liquids, like liquid nitrogen, to cool server systems by immersing them in the liquid. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Nov. 2023 On a basic level, immersion cooling really is as simple as submerging computers in a nonconductive liquid. Mike Rogoway | Mrogoway@oregonian.com, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Computers can operate in a variety of nonconductive fluids whose properties have various advantages and disadvantages for data center operations. Mike Rogoway | Mrogoway@oregonian.com, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 The blue represents nonconductive igneous rock, while the yellow, orange, and red circles indicate areas of conductivity, from least to most conductive. Josh Goldman, IEEE Spectrum, 29 Apr. 2023 Researchers have used our machine to print artificial ears from living cells and to build working batteries and actuators from a variety of conductive and nonconductive materials. Jeffrey Lipton, IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2013 According to the patent, Pure Structural Color is made of several extremely thin sheets of nonconductive material. Tomas Weber, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2022 The handlers must don latex gloves and nonconductive footwear for the process to interrupt any conductive circuit that might form. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 Crouching down while standing on a backpack made of a nonconductive material lessens both kinds of risk. The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonconductive was in 1844

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“Nonconductive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonconductive. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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