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isolate

[′ī·sə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To separate two portions of a process system by means of valving or line blanks; used as safety measure during maintenance or repair, or to redirect process flows.
(electricity)
To disconnect a circuit or piece of equipment from an electric supply system.
(genetics)
A population so cut off from others that mating occurs only within the group.
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We have seen that the tendency of matter is toward the isolable.
But the Dreaming is not an isolable spiritual element, but an intrinsic component of Aboriginal social and political organisation.
On the matter, a late classical Roman rhe torician would not have bothered with, say, Apuleius' Golden Ass, while Genette, writing on Proust's embeddings, does not name the aggregate device even as he labels metadiegesis any isolable, inset narrative that could be aggregated or laminated.
This process modifies the status of the human body (the human status of the body): it creates body-men, men whose body is a machine-body that is fragmented and dominated, and used to perform one isolable function or gesture, being both destroyed in its integrity and fetishized, atrophied, and hypertrophied in its "useful" organs.
Second, environmental restrictions that impose especially heavy burdens on isolable property owners must demonstrate that the means of regulation is reasonable as well as the ends.
What this book takes as its object is not the empirical data of artworks or the ultimately idealist notion of an isolable 'perception,' but instead the no less problematic phenomenon of the observer.
The organometallic nitrosyl products of both conversions 8 and 9 are isolable as analytically pure crystals from the final reaction mixtures by fractional crystallization.
In particular, isolable, stable compounds containing multiple bonds between two boron atoms are extremely rare, and until 2007 only a handful of charged examples existed.
These are central to the life of any mammal and I see no objection to calling these computations 'thought', though certainly the units of relational computation are different from the units that we use to compute about isolable things.
In "Empires, Frontiers and Renewers (1400-1800)" Green modulates slightly the key of the overarching case he has been building: that some isolable phenomenon called "Sufism" was never actually a discrete target of criticism, let alone condemnation.
Pour le conferencier, la violence faite aux femmes n'est pas isolable du soubassement culturel violent de notre societe et qu'il ne s'agit pas seulement de changer de lois pour obtenir un resultat, mais qu'il est necessaire de changer les mentalites, ce qui passe par une prise de conscience et un travail de sensibilisation.