What is seclusion?

  • (noun): The quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others.
    Synonyms: privacy, privateness
    See also — Additional definitions below


The act of secluding, i.e. shutting out or keeping apart from society, or the state of being secluded, or a place that facilitates it (a secluded place). A person, a couple, or a larger group may go to a secluded place for privacy, or because the place is quiet. Seclusion of a single person is also called solitude.

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Seclusion As A Therapy
... See also Solitude and Padded cell Seclusion may be used as a control tactic in psychiatric treatment settings ... Seclusion of an agitated person in a quiet room free of stimulation may help de-escalate a situation which may be dangerous to the agitated person or those around him ... In relation to administering medications, seclusion is a tactic devised for those unwilling to proceed with instructions ...
Autism National Committee - AutCom Activities and History
... In 2012, AutCom published How Safe is the Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Policies written by Jessica Butler ... The report provides a summary of state restraint and seclusion laws and policies in effect in 2012 for students in school ... Approximately 29 states have meaningful legal protections against seclusion and restraint in school ...
Ada Falcón - Seclusion
... The cause of this withdrawal is a mystery she never talked about it ... Speculation that love disappointments with Canaro could have been an important element was never confirmed ...
The Seven Pillars Of Life - The Seven Pillars - Seclusion
... "Seclusion" is the separation of chemical pathways and the specificity of the effect of molecules, so that processes can function separately within the living system ... In organisms on Earth, proteins aid in seclusion because of their individualized structure that are specific for their function, so that they can ...
Extratropical Cyclone - Cyclone Evolution - Shapiro-Keyser Model - Warm Seclusion
... A warm seclusion is the mature phase of the extratropical cyclone lifecycle ... Warm seclusions may have cloud-free, eye-like features at their center (reminiscent of tropical cyclones), significant pressure falls, hurricane force winds, and moderate to strong convection ... The most intense warm seclusions often attain pressures less than 950 millibars (28.05 inHg) with a definitive lower to mid-level warm core structure ...

More definitions of "seclusion":

  • (noun): The act of secluding yourself from others.

Famous quotes containing the word seclusion:

    No temperance society which is well officered and which has the real good of our fellow-men in view, will ever get drunk save in the seclusion of its temperance hall.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    A man’s thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)