from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being in a state of insulation, in any sense of that word; in a restricted sense, so remote from other bodies as to be beyond the reach of any sensible attraction, as solitary or isolated stars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Standing by itself; not being contiguous to other bodies; separated; unconnected; isolated.
  • adjective (Elect. & Thermotics) Separated from other bodies by means of nonconductors of heat or electricity.
  • adjective (Astron.) Situated at so great a distance as to be beyond the effect of gravitation; -- said of stars supposed to be so far apart that the affect of their mutual attraction is insensible.
  • adjective wire covered with some nonconducting material, such as plastic or silk, for use in conducting electricity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Protected from heat, cold, noise etc, by being surrounded with an insulating material.
  • adjective Placed or set apart.
  • adjective of an electrically conducting material Isolated or separated from other conducting materials, or sources of electricity.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of insulate.


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