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Dictionary definition for: Self-contained

1. (s) constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself; "the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"

2. (s) in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination" "perfectly poised and sure of himself" "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen" "strong and self-possessed in the

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