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What is "Insulation" - Definition & Explanation

That which maintains warmth; the action of a garment in maintaining user warmth.
With respect to a fabric, a material that protects from the loss of warmth or the penetration of cold.

Some other terms

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A textile fabric made from an elastomer either alone or in combination with other textile materials. At room temperature an elastic fabric will stretch under tension and will return quickly and...

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