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Isolation the process or fact of isolating or being isolated.

  • (Sociology) Social lack of contact between persons, groups, or whole societies...
  • (Psychology) The failure of an individual to maintain contact with others or genuine communication where interaction with others persists...

it may refer to:

  • Solitude, a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people
  • Solitary confinement, a special form of imprisonment in which a prisoner is isolated most or all human contact
  • Isolationism in politics, the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations

Sciences, including formal sciences and applied sciences[edit]

  • Isolation (health care), various measures taken to prevent contagious diseases from being spread
  • Isolation (psychology), a defence mechanism in psychoanalytic theory first proposed by Sigmund Freud
  • Isolation level in database systems, how/when the changes made by one operation become visible to other concurrent operations
  • Isolation tank, a lightless, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature
  • Galvanic isolation, a principle of isolating functional sections of electrical systems to prevent current flow
  • Reproductive isolation in population genetics, prevents members of two different species from producing offspring if they cross or mate
  • Topographic isolation of a summit, the great circle distance to the nearest point of equal elevation
  • Vibration isolation, in engineering, the process of isolating an object from the source of vibrations
  • Isolated system in thermodynamics, a physical system without any external exchange
  • Isolating language, a type of language with a low morpheme-per-word ratio
  • Uncontacted tribes, people in isolation from the outside world
  • Isolation effect or Von Restorff effect, a psychological effect of distinctive items more easily 'remembered'


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In other uses[edit]

  • Isolation (illusion), an illusion whereby a prop appears to float in space
  • Isolation (poker), a play specifically for the purpose of making the hand a one-on-one contest with a specific opponent

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