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i·so·la·tion

 (ī′sə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act of isolating: ordered the isolation of the sick patients.
2. The quality or condition of being isolated: isolation on a desert island.

isolation

(ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of isolating or the condition of being isolated
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a country, party, etc) nonparticipation in or withdrawal from international politics
3. (Medicine) med
a. social separation of a person who has or is suspected of having a contagious disease. Compare quarantine
b. (as modifier): an isolation hospital.
4. (Sociology) sociol a lack of contact between persons, groups, or whole societies
5. (Psychology) social psychol the failure of an individual to maintain contact with others or genuine communication where interaction with others persists
6. in isolation without regard to context, similar matters, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isolation - a state of separation between persons or groupsisolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
separation - the state of lacking unity
solitude - the state or situation of being alone
purdah, solitude - a state of social isolation
loneliness, solitariness - the state of being alone in solitary isolation
quarantine - enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
insularism, insularity, insulation, detachment - the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
estrangement, alienation - separation resulting from hostility
anomie, anomy - personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation
concealment, privateness, secrecy, privacy - the condition of being concealed or hidden
2.isolation - a feeling of being disliked and alone
alienation, disaffection, estrangement - the feeling of being alienated from other people
3.isolation - the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
quarantine - isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
4.isolation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
5.isolation - a country's withdrawal from international politics; "he opposed a policy of American isolation"
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation - withdrawing from the activities of a group

isolation

noun separation, withdrawal, loneliness, segregation, detachment, quarantine, solitude, exile, self-sufficiency, seclusion, remoteness, disconnection, insularity the isolation he endured while he was in captivity
in isolation
1. separately, individually, independently, singly, apart Punishment cannot, therefore, be discussed in isolation.
2. alone, separately, by yourself, singly, apart, unaided, unassisted, under your own steam, solitarily He works in isolation but I have no doubts about his abilities.
Quotations
"Isolation must precede true society" [Ralph Waldo Emerson `Self-Reliance']
"Solitude vivifies;"
"Isolation kills" [Joseph Roux Meditations of a Parish Priest]

isolation

noun
1. The act or process of isolating:
2. The quality or state of being alone:
Translations
عَزْل، عُزْلَه
izolace
isolation
einangrun
osamitev
ayırmaayrılma

isolation

[ˌaɪsəʊˈleɪʃən]
A. Naislamiento m
the isolation he endured while in captivityel aislamiento que tuvo que soportar durante su cautividad
we cannot discuss this in isolationno podemos discutir esto aisladamente
things like this don't happen in isolationestas cosas no ocurren aisladas
she's being kept in isolation (Med) → la mantienen aislada
we cannot consider this crime in isolation from the others he has committedno podemos considerar este crimen aislado de los otros que ha cometido
see also splendid
B. CPD isolation hospital Nhospital m de infecciosos
isolation ward Npabellón m de infecciosos

isolation

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃən] n
(= loneliness) → isolement m
to consider sth in isolation (= on its own) → considérer qch isolément

isolation

n
(= act) (= separation, cutting-off)Absonderung f, → Isolierung f (esp Med, Chem); (= pinpointing)Herausfinden nt; (of essential factor)Herauskristallisierung f
(= state)Isoliertheit f, → Abgeschnittenheit f; (= remoteness)Abgelegenheit f, → Abgeschiedenheit f; his isolation from the outside worldseine Abgeschiedenheit von der Außenwelt; this deliberate and self-imposed social isolationdiese absichtliche und selbst auferlegte gesellschaftliche Isolation; spiritual isolationgeistige Isolation; he felt a sense of isolationer fühlte sich isoliert; Splendid Isolation (Hist) → Splendid Isolation f; he lived in splendid isolation in a bedsitter in the suburbs (iro)er wohnte weitab vom Schuss in einem möblierten Zimmer am Stadtrand (inf); he was in isolation for three monthser war drei Monate lang isoliert; (in hospital) → er war drei Monate auf der Isolierstation; to keep a patient in isolationeinen Patienten isolieren; to live in isolationzurückgezogen leben; to consider something in isolationetw gesondert or isoliert betrachten; it doesn’t make much sense (when taken) in isolationfür sich genommen or ohne Zusammenhang ist es ziemlich unverständlich

isolation

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃn] nisolamento

isolate

(ˈaisəleit) verb
to separate, cut off or keep apart from others. Several houses have been isolated by the flood water; A child with an infectious disease should be isolated.
ˈisolated adjective
lonely; standing alone.
ˌisoˈlation noun

iso·la·tion

n. aislamiento.
1. proceso de aislar o separar;
2. la separación física de organismos infectados de otros con el fin de evitar la contaminación;
behavioral ______ conductual;
exclusion ______ de exclusión;
infectious ______ de infección;
___ wardsala de ___.

isolation

n aislamiento; protective — aislamiento protector; respiratory — aislamiento respiratorio; reverse — aislamiento inverso
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