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Meaning of ISOLATION

Pronunciation:  `Isu'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
  2. [n]  a country's withdrawal from internal politics; "he opposed a policy of American isolation"
  3. [n]  preference for seclusion or isolation
  4. [n]  a feeling of being disliked and alone
  5. [n]  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
  6. [n]  a state of separation between persons or groups

ISOLATION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: closing off, reclusiveness
 See Also: alienation, alienation, anomie, concealment, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, detachment, disaffection, estrangement, estrangement, insularism, insularity, insulation, loneliness, non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation, privacy, privacy, privateness, privateness, purdah, quarantine, quarantine, seclusion, secrecy, separation, separation, solitariness, solitariness, solitude



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I`so*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. isolation.]
The act of isolating, or the state of being isolated;
insulation; separation; loneliness. --Milman.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any procedure in which a given species of organism, present in a particular sample or environment, is obtained in pure culture.
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