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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dielectric  \Di`e*lec"tric\,  n.  [Pref.  dia-  +  electric.]  (Elec.) 
  Any  substance  or  medium  that  transmits  the  electric  force  by 
  a  process  different  from  conduction,  as  in  the  phenomena  of 
  induction;  a  nonconductor.  separating  a  body  electrified  by 
  induction,  from  the  electrifying  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dielectric 
  n  :  a  material  such  as  glass  or  porcelain  with  negligible 
  electrical  or  thermal  conductivity  [syn:  {insulator},  {nonconductor}] 
  [ant:  {conductor}] 




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