Origin of insulation
Examples from the Web for insulation
Fallen trees are filled with insulation, film tape, and in one occasion a bed.Oklahoma Tornado Levels Moore 7-Eleven; Heroes Emerge to Save Injured
May 22, 2013
In effect, companies from Apple on down are using cash as a form of insulation.Apple Has $137 Billion in Cash, Shareholders Aren’t Pleased
February 8, 2013
The demise of Gaddafi adds a much-needed layer of insulation against GOP attacks as the 2012 campaign heats up.Should Obama Get Credit?
Eleanor Clift, Daniel Stone
October 21, 2011
A generator is made of iron, copper, carbon, and insulation.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
Yet here in the turret, unguarded by insulation, I could say nothing.
The insulation is not what keeps the wire cool, as you can see by the next experiment.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
The insulation resistance was better than the best known to Earth's science.Security
Poul William Anderson
The insulation of the heavy copper connectors is by means of ebonite.On Laboratory Arts
- Also called: insulant (ˈɪnsjʊlənt) material used to insulate a body, device, or region
- the act or process of insulating
Word Origin and History for insulation
1848, "act of making (something) into an island," noun of action from insulate. Transferred sense attested by 1798. Electrical sense is from 1767. The concrete sense of "insulating material" is recorded by 1870.