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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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isolationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌaɪsəlˈeɪʃən/ us  
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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