siloed

adjective
si·​loed | \ ˈsī-(ˌ)lōd How to pronounce siloed (audio) \

Definition of siloed

: kept in isolation in a way that hinders communication and cooperation : separated or isolated in a silo (see silo entry 1 sense 3) The top team at Mars [Inc.] was siloed and replete with unspoken agendas. Members did not see the benefit of working as a team; they were only concerned with the success of their own region.— Howard M. Guttman Occupy Wall Street brought previously siloed issues under a big tent and sowed the seeds of revolutionary change that have yet to bear fruit.— Nick Espinosa

First Known Use of siloed

2000, in the meaning defined above

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“Siloed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siloed. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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