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con·tain·ment

 (kən-tān′mənt)
n.
1. The act or condition of containing.
2. A policy of checking the expansion or influence of a hostile power or ideology, as by the creation of strategic alliances or support of client states in areas of conflict or unrest.
3. A structure or system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive materials from a reactor.

containment

(kənˈteɪnmənt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act or condition of containing, esp of restraining the ideological or political power of a hostile country or the operations of a hostile military force
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (from 1947 to the mid-1970s) a principle of US foreign policy that sought to prevent the expansion of Communist power
3. (Nuclear Physics) physics Also called: confinement the process of preventing the plasma in a controlled thermonuclear reactor from reaching the walls of the reaction vessel, usually by confining it within a configuration of magnetic fields. See magnetic bottle

con•tain•ment

(kənˈteɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act or condition of containing.
2. an act or policy of restricting the territorial growth or ideological influence of a hostile power, esp. a Communist power.
3. an enclosure surrounding a nuclear reactor designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.containment - 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"
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
2.containment - (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
3.containment - the act of containing; keeping something from spreading; "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
ring containment - a strategy of defense in cases of bioterrorism; vaccination only of people exposed and others who are in contact with them; "ring containment is a proven method of halting a smallpox epidemic"
Translations

containment

[kənˈteɪnmənt] N (Pol) → contención f

containment

[kənˈteɪnmənt] n
(POLITICS) (= policy) → endiguement m
(= control) [fire, disease] → maîtrise f

containment

n (Mil) → In-Schach-Halten nt; (of attack)Abwehr f; their efforts at containment (of the rebels)ihre Bemühungen, die Rebellen in Schach zu halten

containment

[kənˈteɪnmənt] ncontenimento
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Some would favour shifting from a policy of containment of Iraq if they had recent (and publicly usable) proof that Iraq is developing WMD/missiles.
However, at the same time, for the last 25 years Israel has pressed the US to maintain a policy of containment over Iran, but this policy has not stopped Iran from developing its nuclear program.
Van Gaal defended his side's patient build-up play and pointed to Albion's policy of containment.
A policy of containment without o'ering a threat is risky game and as soon as the opposition get the breakthrough, your whole outlook has to dramatically shift.
Burnham contended that unless the West changed from a policy of containment to liberation, Soviet control of Eastern Europe and its alliance with communist China would enable it to attain effective control of Eurasia, construct an overwhelming sea power, and achieve world domination.
Russia already being the largest source of weapons sales and technology transfers to India, in the post- cold war and 9/11 scenarios, in view of its converging strategic interests with India vis-a vis in its policy of containment of China, the US is now racing to excel Russia in becoming the main source of sale and technology transfers of defence equipment and weapons to India.
President Bill Clinton's administration was considering how to respond to China's increasing economic might, some urged a policy of containment.
Therefore there is no alternative to a policy of containment of a nuclear Iran.
Kerry's low profile nudge to bring Taliban and even the Haqqani Network to the table, despite expressing concerns about both, is reflective of a policy of containment and maintaining status quo.
There have been fears that Israel would take unilateral action against Tehran, but the threat has somewhat receded after Obama vowed the United States will not pursue a policy of containment if Iran seeks a nuclear weapon.
The policy of containment will only result in a tragedy that will not only collapse the global economy but cost millions of innocent lives.
Then you just give up and go back to the policy of containment that has had so little success over the years.