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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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Adopting a serious policy of containment and strategy of deterrence will have implications for US nuclear policy and forces.
All what the government is doing will never come through an instantaneous policy of containment, but rather via a true, gradual method of reform to arrive at our national goals," he said.
In order to establish a more stable and strategically-strong relationship with Iran, the United States should aim for "regional integration" with the Islamic Republic instead of continuing the failed policy of containment and isolation.
This political policy of containment was subsequently applied to public health in the developing world.
For these and other Republican leaders the policy of containment was simply appeasement by another name.
He told the panel that before the war Britain had hoped for a strengthened policy of containment that had been in place since the 1991 Gulf war, reducing the threat posed by Iraq through sanctions, weapons inspections and security measures.
Obama may be right that a policy of containment would be counterproductive.
The subtitle discloses the thesis: George Kennan's policy of containment of the Soviet Union defined the geopolitics of U.
He offers in-depth, though at times pointedly opinionated, explanations regarding the reasons and arguments for the national-security shift away from a policy of containment toward a policy of preemption as the precursor to the US decision to displace Hussein.
Instead, American planners should have employed a policy of containment and harassment against Japan, undercutting the militarists in the Japanese government and providing cover for moderates who urged restraint.
Buy the time of the first goal at 40 with Sporting as Aberdeen are expected to adopt a policy of containment in the capital, and that strategy should ensure that the first half in particular is a cagey one.
It was proving a test of Trinidad's resolve if nothing else as they were down to 10 men, and they adopted a policy of containment, being forced to rely on counter-attacks.