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Noun: container  kun'tey-nu(r)
  1. Any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
  2. (computing) a virtualized isolated operating system user space instance (running on the same kernel as other instances, as opposed to virtualization at the level of an entire machine)
  3. (computing) an instance of a data type that contains other objects

Derived forms: containers

Type of: instrumentality, instrumentation, means

Encyclopedia: Container