Definition of isolating in English:

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isolating

Pronunciation: /ˈīsəˌlādiNG/

adjective

(Of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.
Example sentences
  • Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.
  • We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.
  • This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.

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Syllabification: i·so·lat·ing

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