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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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Therefore, when Austin's city council passed its Urban Heat Island Containment Policy in 2001, a program called Neighbor Woods was a key part of its plans.
Although Kennan regretted what he considered the militarization of his containment policy, Nitze continued to foster the American side of the arms race well into the 1980s.
Kenny Miller and Steven Naismith failed to get as clean a contact as they would have liked and we rarely looked like adding a goal to the containment policy.
The authorities tell us their swift, effective containment policy played a role in limiting the death toll.
Gross margin slightly improved to 31% compared to 29% in FY2008, mainly due to the Company's cost containment policy.
Under the containment policy all those people who may potentially have come into contact with an infected individual are offered anti-viral drugs.
A detailed "Cost Containment Policy - White Paper" document was sent to teams in December containing extensive proposals that go well beyond what has already been agreed in the face of the global financial crisis.
But there is another tradition as well, involving agreement on broad principles--the Monroe Doctrine, the containment policy of the Cold War--as well as restraint in name-calling and judging motivations--dissent is not termed un-American and intelligence mistakes are not called lies--combined with a vigorous bipartisanship that actively seeks consensus.
identifies six historical myths that underpinned US containment policy towards the Soviet Union during the Cold War and details the lessons that US policy makers derived from them and, to a certain extent, continue to heed today.
But there are further changes required by the new containment policy that was devised in the wake of Buncefield.
Such a policy, he argues, would be seen as a sign of strength "if it's bolstered by an active containment policy that makes it clear that those who dare harm us will be punished.
Born after George Kennan's famous 1946 "long telegram" outlining containment policy, Blair was well suited to accept the torch from the eminent generation of Cold War scholars.

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