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Dictionary definition for: Isolation

1. (n) a state of separation between persons or groups

2. (n) the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others

3. (n) a feeling of being disliked and alone

4. (n) preference for seclusion or isolation

5. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it

6. (n) a country''s withdrawal from internal politics; "he opposed a policy of American isolation"

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