A substance that resists the conduction of electricity, such as an Insulator. A dielectric material with a high dielectric strength can be exposed to a large electric field without losing any of its insulating ability. Common example of dielectric materials are Glass, Rubber, Wood, Paper, and hydrocarbon oils.
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Resources and Citations
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000