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Noun: containment  kun'teyn-munt
  1. A policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power, 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"
  2. (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
  3. The act of containing; keeping something from spreading
    "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"

Derived forms: containments

Type of: policy, restraint, system

Encyclopedia: Containment