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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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Once the individual is taken as an isolatable unit, then the individual and the community become pitted against each other in an ultimately irreconcilable tension.
However, the modalities, either from the perspective of strategic conduct or from that of institutional analysis, are only isolatable for analytic convenience; in the flow of conduct and institutional life these are inextricably intertwined in each action and interaction.
The idea of an isolatable "literary text itself" is naive.
Recent writings on discrimination theory have recognized this and emphasize the limited nature and shallowness of an approach to discrimination that attempts to describe individuals in terms of single, isolatable traits, characteristics, or group memberships.
1987 Receives patents for scanner and character/symbol recognition technologies First to produce an isolatable scanning engine First to utilize a single roller document movement system, the "pinch roller" First to incorporate shock mounted, opto-mechanical assembly First to utilize electronic "stitching" of cameras
Because of the very nature of the self, the individual is neither an isolatable discrete element in, nor an atomic building block of, a community.
Not a composite of the isolatable elements of material body and spiritual but somehow substantial mind, the human being is a single entity whose physical structure enables and supports the emergence of mind.