Meaning of INSULAR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈin(t)-su̇-lər, -syu̇-, ˈin-shə-lər ]


Etymology: Late Latin insularis, from Latin insula island

Date: 1611


a. : of, relating to, or constituting an island

b. : dwelling or situated on an island

insular residents

2. : characteristic of an isolated people ; especially : being, having, or reflecting a narrow provincial viewpoint

3. : of or relating to an island of cells or tissue

• in·su·lar·ism -lə-ˌri-zəm noun

• in·su·lar·i·ty ˌin(t)-su̇-ˈla-rə-tē, -syu̇-, ˌin-shə-ˈla- noun

• in·su·lar·ly ˈin(t)-su̇-lər-lē, -syu̇-, ˈin-shə- adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.