Inoculation vs Isolation - What's the difference?

inoculation | isolation |


As nouns the difference between inoculation and isolation

is that inoculation is (immunology) the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease while isolation is (chiefly|uncountable) the state of being isolated, detached, or separated.

inoculation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (immunology) The introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  • (microbiology) The introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium.
  • An inoculum, what is inoculated
  • See also

    * immunisation * vaccination

    isolation

    English

    Noun

  • (chiefly, uncountable) The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.
  • The act of isolating.
  • (diplomacy, of a country) The state of not having diplomatic relations with other countries (either with most or all other countries, or with specified other countries).
  • * 1975 , W. Raymond Duncan, “Problems of Cuban Foreign Policy”, chapter 20 of (editor), Cuban Communism , Fifth Edition, Transaction (publisher, 1985), page 486:
  • As of 1975, diplomatic ostracism is still imposed by the Organization of American States (OAS). The inter-American community also exercises a trade embargo against Cuba. But even within this context of hemispheric isolation , Havana’s diplomacy is strikingly contradictory.
  • * 1993 September, Jon Brook Wolfsthal, “The Israeli initiative”, in , Volume 49, Number 7, page 8:
  • Israel could offer to ease North Korea’s isolation' with diplomatic recognition,
  • * 2009 , Dore Gold, The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West , Regnery Publishing, ISBN 9781596985711, page 49:
  • It [Europe] now pressed Washington to begin direct talks with Tehran, but Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, Rice’s point man on Iran, still stressed that diplomatic isolation of Iran—and not diplomatic engagement—was the only acceptable approach for dealing with the Iranian nuclear challenge.
  • (chemistry) The obtaining of an element from one of its compounds, or of a compound from a mixture
  • (medicine) The separation of a patient, suffering from a contagious disease, from contact with others
  • (computing) a database property that determines when and how changes made in one transaction are visible to other concurrent transactions