Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Employing the principle or producing the effect of isolation: specifically applied in philology to monosyllabic languages in which each word is a simple, uninflected root.

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  • verb Present participle of isolate.

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  • adjective relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles

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Examples

  • Both workers succeeded in isolating from the urine of pregnant women a substance in crystalline form having oestrogenic effects.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • The recent increase in military tempo here to what they say -- what they describe as isolating the city to surround it, to contain the insurgents here, to move forward operating bases deeper into the city to try and root out the insurgency, that has caused, in some areas, some people of Ramadi to flee the city.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2006

  • Let me start by saying that I don't believe in isolating any one (or one set of) disciplines - good learning must be holistic and serve the complete child.

    nerd-up!

  • They have succeeded in isolating the bacillus leprae and studying it.

    Good-bye, Jack

  • Let me start by saying that I don't believe in isolating any one (or one set of) disciplines - good learning must be holistic and serve the complete child.

    nerd-up!

  • Let me start by saying that I don't believe in isolating any one (or one set of) disciplines - good learning must be holistic and serve the complete child.

    Politics

  • Choosing one (1) knife is as difficult as choosing one rifle or sidearm, so I wish you the best of luck in isolating your choice, but I'm inclined to think if you handle the ones that appeal to you most, one of them will "fit" or feel just a bit better than the others.

    whats your favorite knife?

  • Let me start by saying that I don't believe in isolating any one (or one set of) disciplines - good learning must be holistic and serve the complete child.

    Marketing

  • Choosing one (1) knife is as difficult as choosing one rifle or sidearm, so I wish you the best of luck in isolating your choice, but I'm inclined to think if you handle the ones that appeal to you most, one of them will "fit" or feel just a bit better than the others.

    whats your favorite knife?

  • Let me start by saying that I don't believe in isolating any one (or one set of) disciplines - good learning must be holistic and serve the complete child.

    7 posts from August 2009

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  • My adjectival use: 'Becoming deaf is an isolating experience.'

    August 22, 2011