Indifference vs Isolation - What's the difference?

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Indifference is a related term of isolation.


As nouns the difference between indifference and isolation

is that indifference is indifference, uncaringness while isolation is isolation (act of isolating).

indifference

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being indifferent.
  • Unbiased impartiality.
  • Unemotional apathy.
  • * His daughter's indifference towards the sexist group made him wonder if she was even human.
  • A lack of enthusiasm.
  • Unconcerned nonchalance.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.}}

    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