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    containment - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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
    Example Sentence
    • containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975
    (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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