1 not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed his thigh" [syn: scattered, stray]
2 being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling" [syn: detached, separated, set-apart]
3 marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly [syn: disjunct]
4 cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard" [syn: marooned, stranded]
5 under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a quarantined animal"; "isolated patients" [syn: quarantined]
6 remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village" [syn: apart(p), obscure]
- Placed or standing apart or alone; in isolation.
- past of isolate
The term Isolation may refer to:
- Solitude, the psychological phenomenon
- Solitary confinement
- Isolation tank, sensory deprivation tank
- Isolating language, description of a language type
- Isolation effect, also known as the Von Restorff effect, psychological effect of distinctive items more easily 'remembered'
- People or tribes living in isolation from the outside world.
In games and entertainment
- Isolation (poker), raise designed to encourage others to fold
- Isolation (film), 2005 Irish horror movie written and directed by Billy O'Brian
- "Isolation" (John Lennon song) (1970) by John Lennon
- "Isolation" (Joy Division song) (1980) by Joy Division
- Isolation (album) (1984), album by Toto
- Isolation (1996), album by Die Krupps
In other uses
- Isolation (database systems), in computer science
- Isolator switch for electrical isolation.
- Optical isolator, permitting passage of light in only one direction
- Isolation (illusion), an illusion where a ball or other object is made to appear stationary in space.
- Topographic isolation in geodesy, surveying, and mountaineering
- Speciation, separation of two populations of a species
- Isolated point in topology (mathematics)
isolated in Bulgarian: Изолация
isolated in Czech: Izolace
isolated in German: Isolierung
isolated in Spanish: Aislamiento
isolated in French: Isolation
isolated in Dutch: Isolatie
isolated in Japanese: アイソレーション
isolated in Japanese: 孤立
isolated in Russian: Изоляция
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