Meaning of ISOLATED in English

ISOLATED

adjective

Etymology: French isolé isolated (from Italian isolato, from isola island — from Latin insula — + -ato -ate) + English -ate + -ed — more at isle

1.

a. : placed alone or apart : being alone : solitary

could not remain the isolated figure he had been — Sherwood Anderson

b. : caused to be alone or apart : cut off : stranded

if attacked the isolated pawn can be defended — New Complete Hoyle

2.

a. : occurring alone or once : unique

some isolated incident not likely to recur — Dorothy Barclay

b. : sporadic

the reader who has an isolated rather than overall interest — R.S.Browne

isolated instances of ill behavior — Eugene Burr

3. : not bonded (as by cement) to an adjacent structure

isolated buildings

an isolated pier

4. : separated by more than one single bond in a system of at least two double bonds in a molecule : not conjugated

isolated double bonds

• iso·lat·ed·ly ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb

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