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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Not able to transfer heat or electricity or sound.

Usage examples (21)
  • The air is withdrawn from the space between the two walls, thus making it nonconducting.
  • Two light woolen garments are warmer than one heavy one, as there is between them a layer of nonconducting air.
  • It may however be preserved for some hours or even days before it will completely evaporate, by simply placing it in an open vessel surrounded by a nonconducting material.
  • These plates are then submitted to pressure, and placed together, with strips of nonconducting material interposed between them, in a suitable vessel containing a bath... for more
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