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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 previewElectrical Properties and Device Applications of Indium Aluminum Phosphide Native Oxide/gallium Arsenide MOS Structures (2005)

Device isolation Device isolation is a critical step in device fabrication. Isolation restricts the current to...

Mesa isolation is the simplest method to provide isolation, and it provides excellent electrical isolation. One significant disadvantage of ...

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 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 previewSecurity for Multihop Wireless Networks (2014)

by Shafiullah Khan, Jaime Lloret Mauri

So, isolation is a response to the detection of a black hole that protects the working network, although it could lead to network partitioning if the detector...

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 previewPedretti's Occupational Therapy, Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction (2015)

Medicine, Medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Body substance isolation: Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances of individuals undergoing medical treatment, particularly emergency medical treatment of those who might be infected with illnesses such as HIV, ...

Google previewI WILL NOT _______________**. (2011)

by denise felice

Isolation is a universaldetriment ofbeing human, although we allbelong to humanity & to this internationalworldof 'community';. When a person human, although we allbelong to humanity & to this internationalworldof 'community'. When a ...

Google previewTranslating pain into action: a study of gender-based violence and minority ethnic women in Ireland: summary report

While isolation is a risk factor for all women, particular circumstances linked to minority ethnic status can increase the ability of the perpetrators to create and maintain isolation. For example, it is much easier for a perpetrator to ensure the ...

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 previewInfection Control (1997)

Hospital and Community by Claire Mercier

Standard isolation Standard isolation is the most common method of isolating all patients with the common infections which may be spread in the hospital. It is vitally...

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 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.

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 previewDictionary of Video and Television Technology (2002)

by Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsulin

isolation and wide area networks and has one 10-Mbit Ethernet channel for digital data, plus 96 ISDN-B channels for...

isolation The absence of ...

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

isolation l . prolonged absence of social contact. 2. failure of individual to communicate with those about him. 3. absence of social relationships. 4. prescribed absence, minimizing, or restricting of social contact. 5. extreme segregation. 6. lack ...

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 ...

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Quotes about Isolation

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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