What does insulation mean?

Definitions for insulation
ˌɪn səˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɪns yə-in·su·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insulation, insularity, insularism, detachmentnoun

    the state of being isolated or detached

    "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"

  2. insulating material, insulant, insulationnoun

    a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity

  3. insulationnoun

    the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity

GCIDE

  1. Insulationnoun

    The material or substance used to insulate from either electrical or thermal conduction; as, fiberglass is used as thermal insulation in the walls and roofs of houses.

Wiktionary

  1. insulationnoun

    The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.

  2. insulationnoun

    Any of a variety of materials designed to reduce the flow of heat, either from or into a building.

  3. insulationnoun

    The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, or sound

  4. insulationnoun

    The state of a body so separated.

  5. insulationnoun

    a medium in which it is possible to maintain an electrical field with little supply of energy from additional sources.

  6. Etymology: From insulate

ChatGPT

  1. insulation

    Insulation is a material or substance used to resist or reduce the flow of heat, sound, or electricity, thereby regulating or preventing the escape or entrance of heat, sound, or electrical currents. It's often used in buildings and electronic devices to improve energy efficiency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insulationnoun

    the act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation

  2. Insulationnoun

    the act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a body so separated

Editors Contribution

  1. insulation

    A type of product created to control the transmission of energy, sound or electricity.

    There are a variety of insulation products on the market e.g. to change the flow of energy into or out of a building, to cover a cable to ensure the transmission of electricity is safe and secure.


    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insulation in a Sentence

  1. Ken Perkins:

    People may not be buying homes, but theyll stay and renovate, they have some insulation.

  2. Bob Ward:

    Cities that are used to more temperate climates, like London, are finding it very difficult to cope, places which experience cold winters tend to worry more about insulation... but of course some of the measures you design to keep heat in during the winter can prevent heat escaping in the summer, making it even more of a problem.

  3. Mathias Basner:

    Passive strategies, like new windows or insulation, can be very effective for nocturnal noise exposure, but should really be our last resort, noise that is not produced cannot have effects.

  4. Robin Dawson:

    It's possible that dense feathers were primarily selected for insulation, as body size decreased in theropod dinosaurs on the evolutionary pathway to modern birds, feathers could have then later been co-opted for sexual display or flying.

  5. Christina Haack:

    It was built in 1929, which is old for Laguna, i mean, it's not falling down, but it's not far from falling down. There's no heating system, there's no air conditioning, half the wiring doesn't work, the plumbing is really bad, there's no insulation, there are multiple broken windows… so I've had to make some quick temporary changes to make sure it's safe for Hudson. But the bones of it are perfect. In fact, I don't want to change that at all. I just want to update the house in a really sympathetic way.

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