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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.

    Etymology: From insulate

  2. insulationnoun

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

    Etymology: From insulate

  3. insulationnoun

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

    Etymology: From insulate

  4. insulationnoun

    The state of a body so separated.

    Etymology: From insulate

  5. insulationnoun

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

    Etymology: From insulate

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. 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 can not have effects.

  2. Duncan Wood:

    State and local authorities are outgunned and outmaneuvered and the federal forces cannot be everywhere, there is an urgent need...to provide greater protection and insulation against organized crime.

  3. Deborah Nagin:

    Stoves and refrigerators both produce heat and moisture, and food debris can gather in both areas. Mice will use stove insulation for nesting materials as well.

  4. Morgan Stanley:

    We see a positive inflection for companies exposed to insulation demand and construction.

  5. Jessica Bowman:

    There was significant damage to the building. A large area of the roof was blown out and interior walls were knocked down, as well as exterior damage. There's pieces of the roof and insulation on the ground, there is no life hazard. Crews are on the scene stabilizing the building.

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