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containment

1. 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. (from 1947 to the mid-1970s) a principle of US foreign policy that sought to prevent the expansion of Communist power
3. Physics 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

containment

[kən′tān·mənt]
(engineering)
An enclosed space or facility to contain and prevent the escape of hazardous material.
(cell and molecular biology)
Prevention of the replication of the products of recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid technology outside the laboratory.
(nucleonics)
Provision of a gastight enclosure around the highly radioactive components of a nuclear power plant, to contain the radioactivity released by a possible major accident.
The use of remote-control devices (slave apparatus) to remove spent cores from nuclear power plants or, in shielded laboratory hoods, to perform chemical studies of dangerous radioactive materials.
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Urban containment policies affect land supply and land markets because applying "push" and "pull" factors places limits on the amount of land available for urbanization and directs growth into specific areas.
However, by approaching Truman's opponents in this manner, Smith highlights the diversity of institutions that were brought to bear against containment.
This venture combines the fiberglass tank manufacturing and marketing expertise of Fluid Containment with the fiberglass fabrication and marketing expertise of the Kaswalder Group.
Traditionally, developers have used hardscape solutions - containment ponds, underground vaults, or recessed parking lots.
Once MPT schemes are in place, a containment system can be designed.
Students can next turn to particular test cases to focus intensively on the quite different deployments of the term containment by such essayists as Louis Montrose, David Bevington, and Martin Butler.
Even though restricted in this way, a wide range of cost containment practices and policies with implications for patient care remains.
Booth visitors can learn more about the company and its containment capabilities, view a company video series and see models of MWCC interim and expanded containment system equipment.
Primera Energy LLC encourages the use of these new, sophisticated surface-level containment measures to prevent surface spills or leaks.
Last night was the first time we heard they were projecting 100 percent containment,'' said Rod Torres of the Ventura County Fire Protection District.
In 1999, the European Regional Office (EURO) initiated the containment process with 1) a pilot inventory of WPV materials in the 37 national laboratories in the European Region Polio Laboratory Network and 2) collaborative pilot surveys in five countries (France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom).
For auto hulks, the rules require a fixed number of tie-downs to take place if containment walls are not present on all four sides of the load.

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