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[self-kuh n-teyn-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪn mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the state of being self-contained.
Origin of self-containment
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He wore a suit, and an air of something approaching self-containment, if not quite self-command.
  • Its remoteness from the rest of the world, its claustrophobic self-containment, cannot be exaggerated.
  • There's something rather touching about her self-containment.
  • The illusions--of power, of anonymity, of self-containment--pile up.
  • No, however our ordinance requires all replacement tanks to have self-containment.
  • Direct any liquid drainage away from the stream, or design a self-containment system for liquid drainage.
  • Another useful application of the device, because of its self-containment, is in hostile environments.
  • Their advantages are self-containment, mobility, and seaworthiness.

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