What is the differecenbetween insulator and dielectric ?

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What is the differecenbetween insulator and dielectric ?

hello friends , please clear me the difference between them.
 

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They are both used to keep conductors apart. It's termed a dielectric where its permittivity is central to that application, as in capacitors and transmission line and coaxial cable. There are a few materials that can be used as a dielectric even though they are not good insulators, e.g., water.
 

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