[ahy-suh-ley-tid, is-uh-] /ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪd, ˈɪs ə-/
separated from other persons or things; alone; solitary.
1763, from French isolé “isolated” (17c.) + English -ated (see -ate (2)). The French word is from Italian isolato, from Latin insulatus “made into an island,” from insula “island.” The French word was used at first in English (isole, also isole’d, c.1750), then after isolate became an English word, isolated became its past participle.
- Isolated pawn
noun 1. (chess) a pawn without pawns of the same colour on neighbouring files
noun 1. Mathematics. a point in a set such that the neighborhood of the point is devoid of any other points belonging to the set.
- Isolated proteinuria
isolated proteinuria n. Proteinuria in an individual who is asymptomatic, has normal renal function and urinary sediment, and has no manifestation of systemic disease upon initial examination.
noun 1. Mathematics. a set containing none of its accumulation points, consisting, therefore, of only isolated points.