Containment

Definition of Containment

Con`tain´ment
n.1.That which is contained; the extent; the substance.
The containment of a rich man's estate.
- Fuller.
2.the act of containing.
3.(Diplomacy) the act or policy of restricting the influence or territorial growth of a hostile nation.
4.the act of restricting some deleterious substance within a confined space, especially when such material is released unintentionally or by accident; as, containment of nuclear waste; containment of an oil spill. Also used attributively, as a containment boom.
5.a structure surrounding a nuclear power plant designed to prevent release of radioactive materials into the environment in the event of an accident.

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