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Meaning of “insulation” in the English Dictionary

"insulation" in British English

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insulationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.sjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
the ​act of ​covering something to ​stopheat, ​sound, or ​electricity from ​escaping or ​entering, or the ​fact that something is ​covered in this way: The animal's ​thickfurprovides very good insulation against the ​arcticcold. material that is used to ​stopheat, ​sound, or ​electricity from ​escaping or ​entering: Glass ​fibre is often used as roof insulation.
(Definition of insulation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insulation" in American English

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insulationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·səˈleɪ·ʃən/
the ​substance used in insulating: Rubber is ​better insulation than ​cloth for ​electricwiring.
(Definition of insulation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"insulation" in Business English

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insulationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪnsjəˈleɪʃən/
the fact of being ​protected from something harmful: insulation against/from sth Their large ​customerbase gives them a degree of insulation from the ​economicdownturn.
(Definition of insulation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “insulation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 隔热, 隔音, 绝缘…
in Turkish yalıtım/izolasyon maddesi, yalıtım, yalıtma…
in Russian изоляционный материал, изоляция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隔熱, 隔音, 絕緣…
in Polish izolacja…
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