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[ahy-suh-ley-tiv, is-uh-] /ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪv, ˈɪs ə-/

noting a change in part of the sound of a word made independently of the phonetic environment of that part.
/ˈaɪsəˌleɪtɪv; ˈaɪsələtɪv/
(of a sound change) occurring in all linguistic environments, as the change of Middle English / iː / to Modern English / aɪ /, as in time Compare combinative (sense 2)
of, relating to, or concerned with isolation


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