Meaning of DIELECTRIC in English

I. |dī+ noun

( -s )

Etymology: dia- + electric

1. : a nonconductor of direct electric current

2. : a substance in which a steady electric field can be set up with a negligible flow of current

II. adjective

Etymology: dia- + electric

: relating to or having the properties of a dielectric

dielectric material

• di·electrically |dī+ adverb

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