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Definitions of containment

  1. a policy of checking the expansion of a hostile power or ideology by creating strategic alliances; "containment of Communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of containing (especially the restraint of a hostile country or a hostile military force); "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (military) the act of containing something or someone; keeping it from spreading; "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate pecefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. That which is contained; the extent; the substance. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Provision of physical and biological barriers to the dissemination of potentially hazardous biologically active agents (bacteria, viruses, recombinant DNA, etc.). Physical containment involves the use of special equipment, facilities, and procedures to prevent the escape of the agent. Biological containment includes use of immune personnel and the selection of agents and hosts that will minimize the risk should the agent escape the containment facility. Medical Dictionary DB
  8. the act of containing. dictgcide_fs
  9. the act or policy of restricting the influence or territorial growth of a hostile nation. dictgcide_fs
  10. the act of restricting some deleterious substance within a confined space, especially when such material is released unintentionally or by accident; as, containment of nuclear waste; containment of an oil spill. Also used attributively, as a containment boom. dictgcide_fs
  11. a structure surrounding a nuclear power plant designed to prevent release of radioactive materials into the environment in the event of an accident. dictgcide_fs
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