Dictionary Results for containment


1. containment - 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 peacefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

Hypernym(s): policy




2. containment - noun

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

Hypernym(s): system




3. containment - noun

· the act of containing; keeping something from spreading; "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"

Hypernym(s): restraint





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