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nonconductor

Syllabification: non·con·duc·tor
Pronunciation: /ˌnänkənˈdəktər
 
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Definition of nonconductor in English:

noun

A substance that does not conduct heat or electricity.
Example sentences
  • Most other minerals are non-conductors of electricity.
  • Substances such as hydrogen chloride or acetic acid are non-conductors in the pure state but give rise to ions and thus electrical conductivity when dissolved in water.
  • They terminate at the surfaces of the conductors under induction, or at the particles of non-conductors, which, being electrified, are in that condition.

Derivatives

nonconducting

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Pronunciation: /-ˈdəktiNG/
adjective
Example sentences
  • When both the first and the second two-terminal non-linear elements are in the non-conducting state, the voltage on the capacitor can be maintained.
  • In fact, scientists have already been able to construct such wires, but they are relatively short and must be isolated from their neighbors by immersing them in a sea of other, non-conducting molecules.
  • When two non-conducting materials come into contact with each other, a chemical bond, known as adhesion, is formed between the two materials.

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