Meaning of isolating

i•so•lat•ing

Pronunciation: (ī'su-lā"ting, is'u-), [key]
— adj. Ling.
  1. 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. Cf. agglutinative (def. 2),(def. 2).
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