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Isolation is a member of the word family isolate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun isolation

What does isolation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: isolations

  1. a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. a feeling of being disliked and alone
  3. the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of isolation: closing off
    • more generic word: separation = the social act of separating or parting company
    • more specific word: quarantine = isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  4. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
  5. a country's withdrawal from international politics


  1. "Isolation" is a 2005 Irish horror film directed and written by Billy O'Brien and produced by Film Four and Lions Gate Film Studios. The film was released direct to DVD on 26 June 2007.
  2. "Isolation" is a film, directed by Stephen T. Kay and written by Chris Billett.
  3. "Isolation" is a documentary film by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull completed in 2009.

Phrases with Isolation

  1. Matrix isolation
  2. Body substance isolation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Isolation

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Google previewIntroduction to Marine Biology (2012)

by George Karleskint, Richard Turner, James Small

Habitat isolation is the prevention of interbreeding due to populations occupying different habitats. Anatomical isolation is the prevention of interbreeding due to members of different species having incompatible copulatory structures.

Google previewChronic Illness in Canada (2012)

by Marnie Kramer-Kile, Joseph Osuji

Isolation means the inability to value highly held goals or beliefs that others usually value.

subjective emotional state of the individual, whereas social isolation is the objective state of deprivation of social contact and content (Bennet , 1980).

Google previewChronic Illness (2009)

Impact and Intervention by Pamala D. Larsen, Ilene Morof Lubkin

S0Cial /SOlation and AlOménêSS Tightly linked with social isolation is the need for social support, which is the social context or...

In the NANDA description, social isolation is a cause for loneliness, but it is not a response of loneliness.

Google previewSpecies Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory (2012)

A Debate by Quentin Wheeler, Rudolf Meier

Because reproductive isolation is a real phenomenon, Hennigian species are as real as higher taxa, provided the latter are monophyletic. We have never argued otherwise and reject Mishler and Theriot's unjustified claims. When Mishler and ...

Google previewDynamic Graphics Statistics (1988)

by Cleveland

Isolation is the ability to select an arbitrary subset of the data sample at any point in the analysis, and perform upon this subset...

Google previewSocial Issues of India

Isolation 2. Assimilation 3. Integration Isolation means both cultural and spatial isolation of minorities.

Google previewAn A-Z of Counselling Theory and Practice (2005)

by William Stewart

Isolation • Interpersonal isolation is the separation of oneself from others, which results from either a deficiency in social skill or a pathological fear of intimacy.

Existential isolation is a fundamental isolation from people and from the world.

Google previewEvolution and the Diversity of Life (1997)

Selected Essays by Ernst Mayr

Geographic isolation refers to the division of a gene pool into two independent ones by strictly extrinsic factors. Reproductive isolation refers to the prevention of interbreeding of populations by intrinsic mechanisms, now called isolating ...

Google previewLighter as We Go (2014)

Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging by Mindy Greenstein, Jimmie Holland

Social isolation refers to having few social ties; the fewer social ties people have, the more socially isolated they are. • Loneliness refers to the subjective feeling that one's social ties are inadequate or less than one desires. One popular way of ...

Google previewBrain and Music (2012)

by Stefan Koelsch

and social isolation is a major risk factor for morbidity as well as mortality (House et al., 1988; Cacioppo & Hawkley, 2003).

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

ISOLATION 1. In microbiology, the separation of an organism from others, usually by making serial cultures. 2. Separation, for the period of communicability, of infected persons or animals from others under such conditions as to prevent or limit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

Allochronic isolation Reproductive isolation arising due to differences in the timing of reproduction between two nascent species. Assortative mating The tendency of individuals to mate with similar individuals, particularly of the same species.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1998)

Volume 38 - Supplement 23: Algorithms for Designing Multimedia Storage Servers to Models and Architectures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Degree 3 isolation, also called repeatable reads, is the most restrictive and provides complete isolation. With degree 3 isolation, a transaction that wants to read/write a data item must wait for the completion of all other transactions that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

INTRODUCTION The isolation of membrane receptors has great application in a number of fields ranging from...

The use of selective receptor ligands promises isolation not only of a specific receptor but also possibly in a bioactive form.

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Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years. (Jared Diamond)
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Scrabble value of I1S1O1L1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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