What does isolation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isolationnoun

    a state of separation between persons or groups

  2. isolationnoun

    a feeling of being disliked and alone

  3. isolation, closing offnoun

    the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others

  4. isolationnoun

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

  5. isolationnoun

    a country's withdrawal from international politics

    "he opposed a policy of American isolation"


  1. isolationnoun

    The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.

  2. isolationnoun

    The act of isolating.

  3. isolationnoun

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

  4. isolationnoun

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

  5. isolationnoun

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

  6. isolationnoun

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

  7. Etymology: From isolate.


  1. Isolation

    Isolation is may be

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isolationnoun

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

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


  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


    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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  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. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Such visits mean further militarization of the occupied Ukrainian peninsula and increase its isolation.

  2. Yoon Tae-ho:

    We will apply zero-tolerance principles in taking action against those who leave their self-isolation venue without legitimate reasons, foreign nationals will be forcibly repatriated and Korean citizens will be reported to police for due penalties and lose financial support provided for those who have faithfully implemented a 14-day quarantine.

  3. President Hashim Thaci:

    It is big success for Kosovo that is represented for the first time with its flag, this is the break of isolation from sport after almost three decades.

  4. Nutsi Bezhashvili:

    This is a challenge for us teachers, but I believe that everything is better than being at home in isolation without movement ... we will continue to teach lessons to children online and I'm sure that children will take our lessons very well.

  5. Leana Wen:

    We had a strategy before. That strategy was we would reduce the number of infections and at the same time build up our capabilities to do testing, tracing, isolation, we know that that's what's going to be effective, but we are reopening before those capabilities are in place. So in essence, we're saying it's too hard. We're not going to be able to get there. And so we're switching to a new phase.

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    money demanded for the return of a captured person
    • A. ransom
    • B. disguise
    • C. bias
    • D. transition

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