- The definition of containment is keeping something restricted or under control, or to describe preventing a hostile country or hostile influence from expanding its influence.
- Efforts to stop a disease from spreading to new populations are an example of containment.
- Trying to keep a harmful dictator from expanding his reach is an example of containment.
a containing or being contained; esp.,
- the policy of attempting to prevent the influence of an opposing nation or political system from spreading
- the U.S. post-WWII policy of checking the political and territorial expansion of the U.S.S.R.
- the systems used to confine highly radioactive experiments, fusion experiments, etc., esp. the steel and concrete shell used in a nuclear power plantin full containment structure
- The act or condition of containing.
- A policy of checking the expansion or influence of a hostile power or ideology, as by the creation of strategic alliances or support of client states in areas of conflict or unrest.
- A structure or system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive materials from a reactor.
(countable and uncountable, plural containments)
- (uncountable) The state of being contained.
- (uncountable, countable) The state of containing.
- (uncountable, countable) Something contained.
- (uncountable, countable) a policy of checking the expansion of a hostile foreign power by creating alliances with other states; especially the foreign policy strategy of the United States in the early years of the Cold War.
- (countable) a physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.
- (countable, mathematics) an inclusion
contain + -ment