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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insularity  \In`su*lar"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  insularit['e].] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  an  island  or  consisting  of 
  islands;  insulation. 
 
  The  insularity  of  Britain  was  first  shown  by 
  Agricola,  who  sent  his  fleet  round  it  --Pinkerton. 
 
  2.  Narrowness  or  illiberality  of  opinion;  prejudice; 
  exclusiveness;  as  the  insularity  of  the  Chinese  or  of  the 
  aristocracy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insularity 
  n  :  the  state  of  being  insulated  [syn:  {insulation},  {insularism}, 
  {detachment}] 




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