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containment

containment - Dictionary definition and meaning for word containment

Definition
(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
Example Sentence
  • containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975

Definition
(noun) (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
Definition
(noun) the act of containing; keeping something from spreading
Example Sentence
  • the containment of the AIDS epidemic
  • the containment of the rebellion

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