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dielectric constant

Syllabification: di·e·lec·tric con·stant

Definition of dielectric constant in English:

noun

Physics
A quantity measuring the ability of a substance to store electrical energy in an electric field.
Example sentences
  • We show that the boundary and its curvature are the crucial factors in determining how an ion's potential energy depends on the dielectric constants near an interface.
  • A distance-dependent dielectric constant was used for electrostatic interactions.
  • This polarization effect can lead to a situation where water cannot be treated as a simple, homogenous, dielectric continuum with a dielectric constant of 80.

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