Self-contained Definition

Keeping one's affairs to oneself; reserved.
Webster's New World
Not dependent on others; self-sufficient.
A self-contained settlement in the Arctic.
American Heritage
Showing self-command or self-control.
Webster's New World
Having all working parts, complete with motive power, in an enclosed unit.
Webster's New World
Having within oneself or itself all that is necessary; self-sufficient, as a community.
Webster's New World

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