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/ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪnd, ˌsɛlf-/
containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent.
reserved or uncommunicative.
self-controlled or self-possessed.
(of a machine or mechanism) complete in itself.
/ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪ nɪd li, ˌsɛlf-/
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ecosystem surrounded by these ridges.
The hydro-pneumo system uses a
air-and-water turbine system as a motor.
Also found in the cave were bacteria that serve as the basic food source in the
Some are overdeveloped, with large,
resort complexes located some distance from the main local communities.
Our expedition will be a
team of four people.
Each space mouse will have its own
module with automatic food and water dispensers.
system does not communicate with any network.
city, a stage for myriad dramas, an object of wonder.
They provide a
environment where everything a family needs, from entertainment to dining, is within reach.
Recreational vehicles need to be
here as well.
British Dictionary definitions for
containing within itself all parts necessary for completeness
(of a flat) having its own kitchen, bathroom, and lavatory not shared by others and usually having its own entrance
able or tending to keep one's feelings, thoughts, etc, to oneself; reserved
able to control one's feelings or emotions in the presence of others
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