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  • n  a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

  • Radar's ability to report what it sees depends on differences in its targets' reflecting power (which engineers call the "dielectric constant").
  • By the A P: an electronic food defroster, using dielectric heat, for quick thawing of frozen foods.
  • The results were invariably the same: the bugs, consisting, as the scientists note, of an excellent dielectric (the exoskeleton) surrounding an electrolyte (the body fluids .
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