Definition of “isolation” - English Dictionary

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“isolation” in British English

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isolationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌaɪ.səlˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌaɪ.səlˈeɪ.ʃən/

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.

(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 /ˌaɪsəlˈeɪʃən/ us

the condition of being separated from other people, towns, countries, etc.:

(Definition of “isolation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)