containment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contain +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

containment (countable and uncountable, plural containments)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being contained.
  2. (uncountable, countable) The state of containing.
  3. (uncountable, countable) Something contained.
  4. (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.
  5. (countable) a physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.
  6. (countable, mathematics) an inclusion

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