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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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many people had immense difficulty understanding that the wave-front is irreconcilable with the concept of an isolatable ray-that [such] rays must be abandoned entirely as physical objects in their own right in order to deploy the mathematical apparatus of the wave theory.
We approach ANTM as a popular cultural enterprise as much as an isolatable media text, taking into consideration the role of the show's creator, producer, and host Tyra Banks.
Unlike case studies, where causality can be more clearly determined in retrospect and aspects of causality appear isolatable, projecting on the current situation is better stated as an exercise of "retrospection anticipated in fantasy" (as social philosopher Alfred Schutz says in his Collected Papers).
The greater distances or terrain separation between supporting elements produces isolatable targets for the enemy.
affecting the legal rights of the parties or an isolatable transaction
12) If an older, conservative theory of autobiography as the expression of the fully and finally self-conscious modern (implicitly Western) individual selfhood saw "the subject of autobiography as isolatable, constitutive, and self-identical," (13) such definitions can no longer be made with the same supreme (self-)confidence.
The four equal squares defining the background of Office constitute metonyms of the Cartesian grid of the American city and at once rationalize the fall as isolatable to a single "block.
As we claim, these common L1 versus L2 conditions become at once isolatable by viewing UG as a multi-layered construction with distinct learning mechanisms.
In joke-telling sessions, the performer role might switch between jokes, this switch might be rapid and frequent, and one joke might lead to another one of a similar type or content, but the narratives are isolatable not simply by folklorists, but by the participants themselves.
While essentially attached directly to the end of a pipeline as an isolatable extension, the trap can often be designed to a vessel code rather than a pipeline code.
This ideology reflects an unquestioned belief, especially in numeric values or metrics, associated with an isolatable, predictable, and reproducibly testable cause- (ways and means) and-effect (ends) relationships.