from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of isolating.
- n. The quality or condition of being isolated. See Synonyms at solitude.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.
- n. The act of isolating.
- n. The state of not having diplomatic relations with other countries (either with most or all other countries, or with specified other countries).
- n. The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture
- n. The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others
- n. a database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of isolating, or the state of being isolated; insulation; separation; loneliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being isolated or alone.
- n. Specifically, removal from communication or contact with others; also, the condition of being so removed.
- n. In psychology, the process whereby one selects a certain quality of an object for consideration, to the neglect of other qualities; selection by attention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of separation between persons or groups
- n. a feeling of being disliked and alone
- n. a country's withdrawal from international politics
- n. the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
- n. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
She felt as if the term isolation ward could not have fit her situation any better.
Analyzing HR 3200 in isolation is a waste of time.
When the astrology reference is made in isolation from the refutation point you are looking at the use of selective quoting to convey a misimpression.
The arrogance and condescension of his artistic stance, in isolation, is also nauseous.
Some still share that view, but whatever the tone of bilateral relations, all would agree that Mexican politics cannot be understood in isolation from the United States.
To look at the value of Phil's stock analysis activity in isolation from the market outcomes of which it is an essential element is a little like a wheel nut asking "I've been here on this wheel all day going round and round and have I really transported the passengers in this car anywhere?"
In contrast, most other types of software engineering focus instead on unit testing, with elaborate test harnesses to test pieces of the software in isolation from the rest of the system.
Thus, Enigma apparently ends up near Lois, Tarot, and company, although each of these narrative threads plays out in isolation from the rest.
Medley said Iraq and terrorism cannot be dealt with in isolation from the Israeli/Palestinian problem.
We also believe that Iraq and terrorism cannot be dealt with in isolation from the issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian dilemma.