Isolation meaning

ī'sə-lā'shən
The definition of isolation is the state of being alone or away from others.

An example of isolation is a prisoner in solitary confinement.

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The act of isolating.

Ordered the isolation of the sick patients.

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The quality or condition of being isolated.

Isolation on a desert island.

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An isolating or being isolated.
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(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).
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​(chemistry) The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture.
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(medicine) The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others.
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(computing) A database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions.
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The act of isolating.

Ordered the isolation of the sick patients.

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(chiefly uncountable) The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.
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The act of isolating.
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Origin of isolation

[1800] From French isolation.