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Dictionary definition for: Containment

1. (n) a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate pecefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States" foreign policy from 1947 to the 1

2. (n) (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

3. (n) (military) the act of containing something or someone; keeping it from spreading; "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces"

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