isolating

[ ahy-suh-ley-ting, is-uh- ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪŋ, ˈɪs ə- /

adjective Linguistics.

pertaining to or noting a language, as Vietnamese, that uses few or no bound forms and in which grammatical relationships are indicated chiefly through word order.Compare agglutinative (def. 2), inflectional (def. 2).

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Origin of isolating

First recorded in 1855–60; isolate + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for isolating

isolating
/ (ˈaɪsəˌleɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

linguistics another word for analytic
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