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

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  1. isolation

    Isolation refers to the state of being separated or set apart from others, either by choice or circumstance. This separation can be physical, social or emotional. It can be a result of various factors like geographical distance, social rejection or personal preference. In health context, it can refer to the practice of separating individuals with contagious diseases from healthy individuals to prevent the spread of infections. In technology, it refers to various techniques to separate processes, systems, or resources to improve performance or security.

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. Benjamin Brown:

    Part of their way of life is having many children -- seven, eight, nine children is very common, they live in small apartments. You can't have social distancing, you can't have isolation, definitely not when your children are not in school dormitories but came home.

  2. Michel Temer:

    We live in times clouded by isolationist forces, isolation may even give one a false sense of security at first.

  3. Aaron Rodgers:

    I’ve got a pretty cool opportunity to do a little self-reflection in some isolation, and then after that I feel like I ’ll be a lot closer to a final, final decision.

  4. Chantal Stern:

    The whole field is witnessing this shift... away from studying areas of the brain in isolation, and it's in the patient work, as well.

  5. 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.

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