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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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Among blood samples, those from the body cavity had the highest virus titer (2 x [10.sup.5] 50% tissue culture infectious doses/mL) and longest-lasting isolatable virus (7 days posteuthanasia) (Figure 2, panel A).
A recurring motif in McLuhan's work is the resonant interval--a notion he got from Werner Heisenberg, which seems to encapsulate the gist of the electric age an age of fields, vibes, and acoustic resonances, as opposed to the mechanical age--an age of visually isolatable entities and objects.
If climate change and other similar issues, such as reductions in evolved biodiversity or perturbations in the nitrogen, hydrologic, and phosphorous cycles, are isolatable problems that can be addressed by the familiar methods of reductionism and environmental regulation, we are psychologically and institutionally prepared to respond appropriately.
The isolatable sounds of craftsmen were being replaced by
Reading McCroskey, Valencic, and Richmond's (2004) article, "Toward a General Model of Instructional Communication," leaves one with the impression that essentially all classroom occurrences (and phenomena/ properties therein) can be predictably ordered around predefined, isolatable categories, and that much of what takes place in a generic learning situation can be explained by causal-enabling sequences and conditions.
The truth of the text is therefore found in its objectification of a discourse of knowledge on cultural difference that reveals the literary object in its identitarian vocation while consecrating it as an isolatable entity in a system of cultural participation.
Translation refers back to a second "world" under construction, an open work, and not the stacking up of isolatable entities.
(3) Reading them might open up a critique of North American/ European feminist thought from a new direction, while countering hardening attitudes in European and North American public discourse that see Western liberalism and ideologies that are formulated through an Islamic discursive framework as opposed and largely isolatable formations.
However, beyond its conformity to the implications of entanglement, the wave-front model offers representations of a different subset of optical characteristics to that traditionally incorporated by an isolatable particle model.
Although twentieth-century interest in Newman's poetry waned, many Victorians with little sympathy for Tractarianism were in fact professedly won over by Newman's "poetry alone"--the "alone" part being a crucial component in their approval, at least as they understood it) (35) This early perception of the poem as a work made up of discrete, isolatable parts proved crucial to its acceptance--though it was by no means true that readers could perform a neat excision of the poem's theological content and achieve sanitized readings, as they believed.
Only a small proportion of the full spectrum of soil fungi species is readily isolatable using in vitro culture, but species identification and quantification methods based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have made a considerable impact in this field.
Unconstrained Knowledge Accession--knowledge construction is the ability to recall specific and isolatable information from learned material (Bloom, 1956).