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  • adjective Relating to, characterized by, or causing isolation.

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Examples

  • The language of Breakness was basically "isolative," but unique in that it derived entirely from the speaker: that is to say, the speaker was the frame of reference upon which the syntax depended, a system which made for both logical elegance and simplicity.

    The Languages of Pao

  • Unlike other penguin species, the Black-footed Penguin does not have a strict crèche stage because of the isolative behavior during mating and nesting of the species.

    Black-footed penguin

  • Fisherprice considered my case isolative and not worthy of investigating further seeing that all their "Elmo's" appeared to sound appropriate but I asked several people on the street what they heard and they did not hear BE LIKE ELMO clearly.

    Boing Boing

  • Also both groups tend to reinforce their isolative natures and to magnify the self-importance that not only endorse their insularity but in fact mandate a level of general rejection for those "not of their number."

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  • Both seem to provide rigorous social separation between those of the culture and those not of the culture, and these isolative factors tended to be self reinforcing.

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  • Both seem to provide rigorous social separation between those of the culture and those not of the culture, and these isolative factors tended to be self reinforcing.

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  • Also both groups tend to reinforce their isolative natures and to magnify the self-importance that not only endorse their insularity but in fact mandate a level of general rejection for those "not of their number."

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  • Also both groups tend to reinforce their isolative natures and to magnify the self-importance that not only endorse their insularity but in fact mandate a level of general rejection for those "not of their number."

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  • Also both groups tend to reinforce their isolative natures and to magnify the self-importance that not only endorse their insularity but in fact mandate a level of general rejection for those "not of their number."

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  • Both seem to provide rigorous social separation between those of the culture and those not of the culture, and these isolative factors tended to be self reinforcing.

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