Containment meaning

kən-tān'mənt
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.

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The act or condition of containing.
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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.
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A structure or system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive materials from a reactor.
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A containing or being contained.
  • The policy of attempting to prevent the influence of an opposing nation or political system from spreading.
  • Prevention of the spread or escape of something toxic or otherwise harmful.
  • The steel and concrete shell used in a nuclear power plant.
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(uncountable) The state of being contained.
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(uncountable, countable) The state of containing.
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(uncountable, countable) Something contained.
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(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.
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(countable) A physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.
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(countable, mathematics) An inclusion.
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Origin of containment

  • contain +‎ -ment
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