Words nearby dielectric
OTHER WORDS FROM dielectricdi·e·lec·tri·cal·ly, adverb
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(γ) The solenoidal distribution of C and B, and in a dielectric that of D.
The following is an example of the division of a charge by the two apparatus, air being the dielectric in both of them.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1|Michael Faraday
Dielectric, dī-e-lek′trik, adj. non-conducting: transmitting electric effects without conducting.
He then showed by experiment the difference between a steady and a rapidly varying force upon the dielectric.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla|Thomas Commerford Martin
One coating of the condenser is formed by one set of tubes and the other by the other set, the air between being the dielectric.
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Derived forms of dielectricdielectrically, adverb
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A material that conducts (see conduction) electricity poorly or not at all. If a voltage is applied to a dielectric, the atoms in the material arrange themselves in such a way as to oppose the flow of electric current (see also current). Glass, wood, and plastic are common dielectrics. (See insulator.)