Associations to the word «Containment»

Wiktionary

CONTAINMENT, noun. (uncountable) The state of being contained.
CONTAINMENT, noun. (uncountable) (countable) The state of containing.
CONTAINMENT, noun. (uncountable) (countable) Something contained.
CONTAINMENT, noun. (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.
CONTAINMENT, noun. (countable) a physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.
CONTAINMENT, noun. (countable) (mathematics) an inclusion
CONTAINMENT BOOM, noun. A temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill.

Dictionary definition

CONTAINMENT, noun. A policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975".
CONTAINMENT, noun. (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor.
CONTAINMENT, noun. The act of containing; keeping something from spreading; "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle