Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
isolation /,aisə'leiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự cô lập
    • (y học) sự cách ly
    • (điện học) sự cách
    • (hoá học) sự tách ra
Concise Dictionary
+a state of separation between persons or groups
+the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
+a feeling of being disliked and alone
+(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
+a country's withdrawal from international politics

Advanced English Dictionary
1 the act of separating sb/sth; the state of being separate: geographical isolation + an isolation hospital / ward (= for people with infectious diseases) + The country has been threatened with complete isolation from the international community unless the atrocities stop. + He lives in splendid isolation (= far from, or in a superior position to, everyone else). + the isolation of the polio virus
2 the state of being alone or lonely: Many unemployed people experience feelings of isolation and depression.
Idioms: in isolation (from sb/sth) separately; alone: To make sense, these figures should not be looked at in isolation. + Words are pronounced differently in isolation from how they are pronounced in context.
Collocation Dictionary


complete, total | enforced
the enforced isolation of life in an Arctic weather station
| diplomatic, geographical, political | international
The country could face international isolation if it does not withdraw its troops.
| emotional, social
the social isolation of single mothers at home with their babies


experience, suffer (from)
Many immigrants experience isolation.


hospital, ward


in ~
The figures should not be looked at in isolation but as part of a pattern.


in splendid isolation
The tower stands in splendid isolation on the cliff edge.

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