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.
- 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.
Origin of containment
- contain + -ment