American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Separated from others; solitary or singular: Reporters in the field observed isolated instances of rebellion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Standing detached from others of a like kind; placed by itself or alone.
- In chem., pure; freed from combination.
- adj. Placed or standing apart or alone; in isolation.
- adj. chess Such that no pawn of the same color is in an adjacent file.
- adj. meteorology, of precipitation affecting 10 percent to 20 percent of a forecast zone.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of isolate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Placed or standing alone; detached; separated from others.
- adj. marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
- adj. cut off or left behind
- adj. not close together in time
- adj. remote and separate physically or socially
- adj. being or feeling set or kept apart from others
- adj. under forced isolation especially for health reasons
- From French isolé, from Italian isolato, from Latin īnsulātus, made into an island, from īnsula, island. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Marker had published various studies on diosgenin, a saponin isolated from a Mexican yam species of the genus Dioscorea, and had discovered how to synthesize the human hormone testosterone and progesterone from diosgenin.”
“A Liverpool police spokesman says police are taking swift and robust action to what he calls "isolated outbreaks of disorder.”
“Ben Venue's Mr. Kurtz said the company immediately began an investigation of the container, which he called an "isolated incident," and reported the incident to the police.”
“He has filed a criminal case against her for allegedly glorifying what he calls isolated incidents and generalizing the city as Talibanized.”
“In response to Wall Street Journal questions about the Tribune holding its story at Mr. Fitzgerald's request, Tribune spokesman Gary Weitman cited a statement released Tuesday by Gerould Kern, the Tribune's editor, in which he said that such requests are granted in what he called isolated instances.”
“On Fox News, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer and Bill O'Reilly cautioned not to judge the entire drug war by the video, which they characterized as an isolated incident.”
“They steadfastly maintained that their original inquiry, which led to the conviction of one reporter and one private investigator, had put an end to what they called an isolated incident.”
“It also noted what it called "isolated examples" of anti-U.S. sentiment such as flag burning during protests and warned that foreigners could become targets.”
“Prosecutors recommended a sentence of four to 12 years in prison but Haggerty's lawyers, Raymond Castello and Dennis Vacco, argued that a sentence of probation and community service would be more appropriate for what they described as an isolated incident.”
“This all, whether in isolated regions of Oaxaca State or Chiapas, boils down to politics and power struggles intertwined with religious factionalism.”
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