- an insulating or being insulated
- any material used to insulate
A man installs insulation in a building.
Fiberglass put into the walls of a house and into the attic in order to keep warm air in and cold air out during the winter months is an example of insulation.
- The act of insulating or the state of being insulated.
- A material or substance used in insulating: soundproof cork insulation; a layer of trapped air that serves as insulation.
(countable and uncountable, plural insulations)
- The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.
- Any of a variety of materials designed to reduce the flow of heat, either from or into a building.
- (engineering) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, or sound
- (engineering) The state of a body so separated.
- (electrical) a medium in which it is possible to maintain an electrical field with little supply of energy from additional sources.
insulation - Computer Definition
The dielectric material that surrounds a metal conductor and prevents it from touching another conductor or the ground and, thereby, shorting the circuit. Insulation typically is made of some sort of plastic material. Inside wire and cable standards vary according to the applications, but generally favor insulation that is characterized as low flame-spread, low-smoke, and low-toxicity.
- The old farm house had been wrapped in insulation and sided.
- The same insulation is used for the floors and FIG.
- (4) Expansion or compression under the condition of heat-insulation, represented by curves called Adiabatics, such as BAZ or CDZ', which are necessarily steeper than the isothermals.
- In the types of cable that were first used, the wires, usually with a cotton insulation, were drawn into lead tubes, and the tubes filled with paraffin or other similar compound, which kept the wires from the injurious effects of any moisture which might penetrate the lead tube.
- The potentials that have to be dealt with are often hundreds and sometimes thousands of volts, and insulation troubles are more serious than is generally appreciated.