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Meaning of isolated by Wiktionary Dictionary



    isolated ( comparative more isolated, superlative most isolated )

    1. Placed or standing apart or alone; in isolation .
    2. ( chess, of a pawn ) Such that no pawn of the same color is in an adjacent file .
    3. ( meteorology, of precipitation ) affecting 10 percent to 20 percent of a forecast zone .


Explanation of isolated by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. remote and separate physically or socially

    2. tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    3. not close together in time

    4. isolated instances of rebellion
    5. under forced isolation especially for health reasons

    6. isolated patients
    7. being or feeling set or kept apart from others

    8. could not remain the isolated figure he had been- Sherwood Anderson
    9. marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements

    10. little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara- Scientific Monthly
    11. cut off or left behind

    12. an isolated pawn

    Definition of isolated by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Isolate ( īsolāt or īsolāt; 277 ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Isolated ( īsolātĕd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Isolating ( īsolātĭng ).] [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

      1. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others; as, “to isolate an infected person from others; to isolate the troublemakers in a classroom”.

      Short isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts. Bp. Warburton.

      2. ( Elec. ) To insulate. See Insulate.

      3. ( Chem. ) To separate ( a substance ) from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state; as, “to isolate the desired product from a reaction mixture”.

      4. ( Microbiol. ) To obtain a culture of a microorganism in pure form ( from a complex mixture ); as, “to isolate Eschericia coli from a patient's blood”.

    2. Isolated ( īsolātĕd ), a. Placed or standing alone; detached; separated from others.

      Isolated point of a curve. ( Geom. ) See Acnode.