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Meaning of isolation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From isolate .


    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    isolation ( countable and uncountable; plural: isolations )

    1. ( chiefly uncountable ) The state of being isolated, detached, or separated .
    2. The act of isolating .
    3. ( diplomacy, of a country ) The state of not having diplomatic relations with other countries ( either with most or all other countries, or with specified other countries ).
    4. ( chemistry ) The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture
    5. ( medicine ) The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others
    6. ( computing ) a database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions

Explanation of isolation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of isolating something

    2. a country's withdrawal from international politics

    3. he opposed a policy of American isolation
    4. a feeling of being disliked and alone

    5. a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it

    6. a state of separation between persons or groups

    Definition of isolation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Isolation ( īsolāshŭn ), n. [Cf. F. isolation.] The act of isolating, or the state of being isolated; insulation; separation; loneliness. Milman.