Definitions of containment

  1. the act of containing. dictgcide_fs
  2. the act or policy of restricting the influence or territorial growth of a hostile nation. dictgcide_fs
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (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
  7. 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
  8. That which is contained; the extent; the substance. Newage Dictionary DB