Definitions for isolation

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  1. isolation(noun)

    a state of separation between persons or groups

  2. isolation(noun)

    a feeling of being disliked and alone

  3. isolation, closing off(noun)

    the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others

  4. isolation(noun)

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

  5. isolation(noun)

    a country's withdrawal from international politics

    "he opposed a policy of American isolation"

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  1. isolation(Noun)

    The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.

  2. isolation(Noun)

    The act of isolating.

  3. isolation(Noun)

    The state of not having diplomatic relations with other countries (either with most or all other countries, or with specified other countries).

  4. isolation(Noun)

    The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture

  5. isolation(Noun)

    The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others

  6. isolation(Noun)

    a database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions

  7. Origin: From isolate.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Isolation(noun)

    the act of isolating, or the state of being isolated; insulation; separation; loneliness

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. isolation.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Isolation

    "Isolation" is a 1970 song appearing on John Lennon's first official solo album release, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. It ends side one of the album, and is the fifth track.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ISOLATION

    From Eng. _ice_, meaning cold, and Lat. _solus_, alone. Alone in the cold. After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile- And every meal's a supper to the Hobo. J Lies have no legs--That's why we all have to stand for them. JACK An instrument requiring a strong arm, and used for raising heavy weights, or for pulling off the boots. JACK-POT An instrument requiring a strong hand, and used for raising heavy bets, or for pulling off the stakes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'isolation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4694

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'isolation' in Nouns Frequency: #1947


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