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Insulate

Insulate

1. To make an island of.

2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.

3. (Science: physics) to prevent the transfer o electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.

(Science: physics) Insulating stool, a stool with legs of glass or some other nonconductor of electricity, used for insulating a person or any object placed upon it.

Origin: L. Insulatus insulated, fr. Insula island. See isle, and cf. Isolate.


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... simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than those that can't. ...

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by Cat
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 21505

Is evolution as simple as we think?

... simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than those that can't. ...

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by thoffnagle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 21505

Please help with my work

... daunting at the moment. Thanks in advance for any help. 1)Why is fat used for long term energy storage, especially in animals? Ans; maybe cos they insulate and form membranes? 2 A) Describe how you would test for milk for the presence of fat? B) What observation indicates a positive result? Ans; ...

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by Olympic
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help with my work
Replies: 6
Views: 8504

adaptation and evolution: Haven't found the answer yet

... necessarily have anything to do with the final adaptation as we see it. For example, bird feathers may have originally come about as something to insulate an ancestor of birds, to keep it warm, and was later modified to be be useful for flight. One final note of caution about the word adaptation. ...

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by CoffeaRobusta
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:00 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: adaptation and evolution: Haven't found the answer yet
Replies: 5
Views: 3360

matter of choice

... readily available nutrients from the adult plant to its seed. So Death becomes 'inevitable' --> to leave space, to fertilize soil, and to insulate the seeds esp before bad weather hits... all of which to ensure offspring survival... and thus avoid extinction... ^_^

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by honee_v
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:13 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Plant Death?
Replies: 3
Views: 3412
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