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kənˈteɪn məntcon·tain·ment

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  1. containmentnoun

    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"

  2. containmentnoun

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

  3. containmentnoun

    the act of containing; keeping something from spreading

    "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"

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  1. Peter Hotez:

    This time, we have to go back to what's called' containment mode,' meaning less than one new case per million residents per day.

  2. Todd Abel:

    They were very successful until early this morning, it did get across 77. We did... get aircraft in the air, and to try to catch this, what we call a slop over. It slopped over our containment line.

  3. Frederic Hof:

    This all adds up to attempted containment - getting through 2016 until it becomes someone else's problem.

  4. Andy Yoo:

    It was containment, the police cut off traffic out of Koreatown, while we were trapped on the other side without help. Those roads are a gateway to a richer neighborhood. It can't be denied.

  5. Lou Jiwei:

    Containment and counter-containment are inevitable and that will be a long-term issue.

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