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confinement

[kən′fīn·mənt]
(engineering)
Physical restriction, or degree of such restriction, to passage of detonation wave or reaction zone, for example, that of a resistant container which holds an explosive charge.
(particle physics)
A property of quantum chromodynamics whereby isolated quarks cannot exist, nor can any other isolated particles that carry color charges, such as gluons.
(plasma physics)
Restriction of a hot plasma to a given volume as long as possible, by such means as magnetic mirrors and pinch effect.
References in classic literature ?
When her confinement is due, send to Moscow for an accoucheur.
Again, all recent experience shows that it is most difficult to get any wild animal to breed freely under domestication; yet on the hypothesis of the multiple origin of our pigeons, it must be assumed that at least seven or eight species were so thoroughly domesticated in ancient times by half-civilized man, as to be quite prolific under confinement.
During this confinement in my cover by the rain, I worked daily two or three hours at enlarging my cave, and by degrees worked it on towards one side, till I came to the outside of the hill, and made a door or way out, which came beyond my fence or wall; and so I came in and out this way.
His confinement is a hideous vision; and his old life a reality.
If his period of confinement have been very long, the prospect of release bewilders and confuses him.
At one of the periodical meetings of the inspectors of this prison, a working man of Philadelphia presented himself before the Board, and earnestly requested to be placed in solitary confinement.
In this cell, the man, who had not the firmness to leave a glass of liquor standing untasted on a table before him - in this cell, in solitary confinement, and working every day at his trade of shoemaking, this man remained nearly two years.
Summary: An inmate of a Sidon prison was recently put into solitary confinement because he began eating other inmates' food.
According to Hossam , a Palestinian association for current and ex detainees based in Gaza, 10Palestinian detainees in Ashkelon prison are calling their people and human rights organizations to put an end to their solitary confinement and to stop their suffering caused by holding them in difficult isolation conditions.
RAMALLAH, September 29, 2015 (WAFA) A Palestinian prisoner has beenheld insolitary confinement - under cruel conditions - by the Israeli prison authorities since September 30, Tuesday said the Commission of Prisoners Affairs (CPA).
Chicago: A US prosecutor has blocked the release of a former Black Panther who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement in a case that has provoked outrage among rights groups.
Tenders are invited for Regional Alternative to Secure Confinement Coordinator