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 (ī′sə-lə-bəl) also i·so·lat·a·ble (-lā′tə-bəl)
Possible to isolate: isolable viruses.


(ˈaɪ sə lə bəl; sometimes ˈɪs ə-)

also i•so•lat•a•ble

(-ˌleɪ tə bəl)

capable of being isolated.
i`so•la•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.isolable - capable of being isolated or disjoined
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
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James Davies, in Revolutionary Change by Chalmers Johnson (1966), states that "Revolution is not a discrete, relatively isolable, purely political phenomenon; the factors that contribute to it are as manifold as the elements comprising society itself, and abstract generalisations about revolution must reflect this extreme complexity.
For Augustine, the possibility of meaning is "parasitic upon the presence of an object, an isolable thing" (69).
Referring to the experience of disease as warfare would be completely foreign in the context of traditional Chinese medicine, for example, since while Western medicine "is primarily concerned with isolable disease categories or agents of disease, which it zeroes in on, isolates, and tries to change, control, or destroy," Chinese medicine "directs" its "attention to the complete physiological and psychological individual" from which it deciphers a "pattern of disharmony" or "situation of 'imbalance' " (Kaptchuk 4).
The text is merely a name for the strictly temporary operation of a temporarily isolable class of semiotic differences by which the ultimately inarticulable play of signification differentiates itself from itself in the form of a relatively constant object that postpones an imminent collapse into universal indifference.
The empiricist account with its emphasis on isolable impressions is the model which Newman uses in his analysis of religious experience.
Such analysis of each basic intentional act, distinguished by its own "basic intention of the proximate end"--where this intention is an act of the will following the understanding and ordering of reason--proves quite helpful in identifying precisely the correct moral species of the isolable human act in question.
Feeling therefore is an aspect and an inconsistent aspect in knowing it is not a separate and isolable phase.
She corroborates that coupling in "On Style": "Awareness of style as a problematic and isolable element in a work of art has emerged in the audience for art only at certain historical moments--as a front behind which other issues, ultimately ethical and political, are being debated.
Rather, he sees individual readers as falling into isolable patterns according to their "decision style.
Thus, infibulation was not an obsolete or isolable 'trait' that the British could extract from its cultural matrix like a rotten tooth or could expect women to discard on their advice.
Results indicate the removal of significant quantities of contaminant fullerenes with isolable amounts of unreacted MNFs.