Associations to the word «Isolation»


ISOLATION, noun. (chiefly uncountable) The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.
ISOLATION, noun. The act of isolating.
ISOLATION, noun. (diplomacy) (of a country) The state of not having diplomatic relations with other countries (either with most or all other countries, or with specified other countries).
ISOLATION, noun. ​(chemistry) The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture
ISOLATION, noun. (medicine) The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others
ISOLATION, noun. (computing) a database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions
ISOLATION PAY, noun. (Canada) Additional money paid to workers based in remote communities to compensate for higher living and travel costs.
ISOLATION PLAY, noun. (basketball) A goal attempt that does not result from a direct pass
ISOLATION TANK, noun. A lightless, soundproof tank inside which a subject floats in salt water at skin temperature. They were originally used to test the effects of sensory deprivation and are now used for meditation and relaxation.

Dictionary definition

ISOLATION, noun. A state of separation between persons or groups.
ISOLATION, noun. A feeling of being disliked and alone.
ISOLATION, noun. The act of isolating something; setting something apart from others.
ISOLATION, noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it.
ISOLATION, noun. A country's withdrawal from international politics; "he opposed a policy of American isolation".

Wise words

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