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isolation

noun [U] uk   /ˌaɪ.səl.eɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 the condition of being alone, especially when this makes you feel unhappy: The prisoner had been kept in isolation for three days. After all the visitors had left, she experienced a feeling of complete isolation. C2 the fact that something is separate and not connected to other things: I can't think about it in isolation (= separately) - I need some examples of the problem.
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