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  • abbreviation Technical meaning of ISOLATED compact 3
  • noun Definition of isolated in Technology 1.   (theory)   (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, an element d of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for any chain S, a subset of D, d <= lub S => there exists s in S such that d <= s. I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of steps up the chain. ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq). 2.   (jargon)   Of a design, describes the valuable property that it can all be apprehended at once in one's head. This generally means the thing created from the design can be used with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool that is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality or lack of power; for example, C is compact and Fortran is not, but C is more powerful than Fortran. Designs become non-compact through accreting features and cruft that don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer compact). 1
  • noun isolated Far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote. 1
  • adjective isolated isolated; alone. 1
  • verb with object isolated to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. 1
  • verb with object isolated Medicine/Medical. to keep (an infected person) from contact with noninfected persons; quarantine. 1
  • adjective isolated place: remote 1
  • verb with object isolated Chemistry, Bacteriology. to obtain (a substance or microorganism) in an uncombined or pure state. 1
  • adjective isolated person: lonely 1
  • verb with object isolated Electricity. to insulate. 1
  • adjective isolated incident: rare 1
  • verb with object isolated Television. to single out (a person, action, etc.) for a camera closeup. 1
  • noun isolated a person, thing, or group that is set apart or isolated, as for purposes of study. 1
  • noun isolated Psychology. a person, often shy or lacking in social skills, who avoids the company of others and has no friends within a group. 1
  • noun isolated Biology. an inbreeding population that is isolated from similar populations by physiological, behavioral, or geographic barriers. 1
  • noun isolated Also called language isolate. Linguistics. a language with no demonstrable genetic relationship, as Basque. 1
  • noun isolated something that has been isolated, as a by-product in a manufacturing process: an isolate of soy flour. 1
  • adjective isolated An isolated place is a long way away from large towns and is difficult to reach. 0
  • adjective isolated If you feel isolated, you feel lonely and without friends or help. 0
  • adjective isolated An isolated example is an example of something that is not very common. 0
  • adjective isolated placed or set apart; alone or caused to be alone 0
  • adjective isolated sole or single 0
  • adjective isolated (of a person or animal having or suspected of having a contagious disease) quarantined 0
  • adjective isolated (of a compound) obtained in an uncombined form 0
  • adjective isolated (of bacteria, esp those causing a particular disease) obtained in pure cultures 0
  • adjective isolated (of circuits, compounds) prevented from interacting; insulated 0
  • adjective isolated set apart; separate; solitary 0
  • adjective isolated not occurring or happening regularly or frequently; rare 0
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