isolation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"isolation" in British English

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isolationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌaɪ.səl.eɪ.ʃən/
C1 the ​condition of being ​alone, ​especially when this makes you ​feelunhappy: 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.
(Definition of isolation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"isolation" in Business English

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isolationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌaɪsəlˈeɪʃən/
the ​condition of being ​separated from other ​people, towns, countries, etc.: geographic/​rural/​social isolation
(Definition of isolation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “isolation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤独, 孤立…
in Turkish ayrılmışlık, yalnızlık, inziva…
in Russian изоляция, одиночество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤獨, 孤立…
in Polish izolacja, samotność, wyobcowanie…
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