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Definitions of containment:
  • noun:   (military) the act of containing something or someone; keeping it from spreading
    Example: "The army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces"
  • noun:   (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
  • noun:   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
    Example: "Containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

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