- a substance that does not readily conduct heat, sound, or electricity.
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All you have to do is wrap your core with a nonconductor, say nylon thread, and presto, nothing comes out.Sense from Thought Divide
Mark Irvin Clifton
Strictly speaking, all substances conduct electricity in some degree, and a nonconductor is merely a bad conductor.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare
C. W. Sleeman
On this point he remarks that the evil effects of the scale are due to the fact that it is relatively a nonconductor of heat.
Paper can be so treated that it will either conduct electricity or become a nonconductor, as may be desired.Makers of Many Things
Eva March Tappan
- a substance that is a poor conductor of heat, electricity, or sound