Meaning of “isn't” in the English Dictionary

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"isn't" in British English

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isn't

uk /ˈɪz.ənt/ us /ˈɪz.ənt/

short form of is not:

He isn't coming until tomorrow.

More examples

  • It isn't easy being a parent.
  • "Is there any more soup?" "No, I'm afraid there isn't any left."
  • He's getting old and his hearing isn't very good.
  • It's rather cold today, isn't it?
  • Leave daddy's camera alone - it isn't a toy!

(Definition of “isn't” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"isn’t" in American English

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isn’t

us /ˈɪz·ənt/

contraction of is not:

He isn’t coming until tomorrow.

(Definition of “isn’t” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)