What does isolation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Isolation(noun)

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

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

Freebase

  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 Wurdz

  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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How to say isolation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of isolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of isolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of isolation in a Sentence

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    The court today holds enforceable these arm-twisted, take-it-or-leave-it contracts — including the provisions requiring employees to litigate wages and hours claims only one-by-one. Federal labor law does not countenance such isolation of employees.

  2. State Hillary Clinton:

    Despite good intentions, our decades-long policy of isolation has only strengthened the Castro regime’s grip on power, as I have said, the best way to bring change to Cuba is to expose its people to the values, information and material comforts of the outside world.

  3. Washington Governor Jay Inslee:

    This is a low risk. It appears to have a transmission vector that really should not prevent anyone from going anywhere in Snohomish County, except maybe the isolation ward at the hospital.

  4. Leslie Kernisan:

    In an ideal world, it would make sense to assess for financial vulnerability as part of a regular comprehensive assessment for common age-related problems – falls, mobility issues, difficulty managing activities of daily living, isolation, cognitive changes – that often affect the health and life of seniors.

  5. Mikhail Yulkin:

    The fact that (Russia does) not have such a system only increases our isolation, provokes suspicion and distrust among investors and consumers, and has a very negative impact on business and the economy.

Images & Illustrations of isolation

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