containment

[[t]kənte͟ɪnmənt[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Containment is the action or policy of keeping another country's power or area of control within acceptable limits or boundaries.
2) N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n The containment of something dangerous or unpleasant is the act or process of keeping it under control within a particular area or place.

Fire crews are hoping they can achieve full containment of the fire before the winds pick up.

...containment of the disease.

...a national health board to oversee cost containment and health-care reform.

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  • Containment — Con*tain ment, n. 1. That which is contained; the extent; the substance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The containment of a rich man s estate. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. the act of containing. [PJC] 3. (Diplomacy) the act or policy of restricting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Containment — bedeutet Eindämmung bzw. Zusammenhalten und bezeichnet eine Aggregation in der Informatik eine Sicherheitseinrichtung in Kernkraftwerken, siehe Sicherheitsbehälter einen Teil der Truman Doktrin gegen die Ausbreitung des Kommunismus: Containment… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • containment — [kən tān′mənt] n. a containing or being contained; esp., a) the policy of attempting to prevent the influence of an opposing nation or political system from spreading b) the U.S. post WWII policy of checking the political and territorial… …   English World dictionary

  • Containment — См. Контейнмент Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • containment — index blockade (enclosure), constraint (imprisonment), enclosure, quota, restraint, restriction …   Law dictionary

  • containment — 1650s, action or fact of containing, from CONTAIN (Cf. contain) + MENT (Cf. ment). As an international policy of the West vs. the Soviet Union, recorded from 1947 …   Etymology dictionary

  • containment — ► NOUN ▪ the action of keeping something harmful under control …   English terms dictionary

  • Containment — This article is about the United States policy. For other uses, see Containment (disambiguation). A 1962 nuclear explosion as seen through the periscope of a U.S. Navy submarine. Containment was a United States policy using military, economic,… …   Wikipedia

  • containment — /keuhn tayn meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or condition of containing. 2. an act or policy of restricting the territorial growth or ideological influence of another, esp. a hostile nation. 3. (in a nuclear power plant) an enclosure completely surrounding …   Universalium

  • Containment — Con|tain|ment 〈[ tɛın ] n. 15〉 1. äußere Betonhülle um Kernreaktoren 2. 〈Pol.〉 Eindämmung, Begrenzung [engl., „Abwehr“] * * * Containment   [kən teɪnmənt; englisch »Eindämmung«] das, s/ s,    1) Geschichte: die namentlich von G. F. Kennan 1947… …   Universal-Lexikon

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