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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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Throughout the Cold War era, the US was single-mindedly preoccupied with the "Communist threat", and had subsequently pursued a policy of containment rather than resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Burnham's attack on the policy of containment was aimed directly at Kennan, its architect but also a probing critic of the manner in which Americans conducted foreign policy.
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.
For a time the Romans adopted a policy of containment, avoiding direct battle with Hannibal while harassing his forces and attacking his supply lines.
Tony Blair's official spokesman yesterday defended Mr Blair's decision not to apologise personally to MPs, saying the ISG report "said that the policy of containment was being seriously eroded and that Saddam had been intent to resume production (of WMD) as quickly as possible once sanctions were lifted".
Aa With democracy safely tucked out of the way, the USA would revert back to a policy of containment with its own interests at the forefront, without any preference of the regimes in the Arab world and irrespective of the cost to the Arab people.
Before the attacks on the New York Twin Towers, the Government had adopted a policy of containment toward the Iraqi leader - although the Prime Minister's concerns about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were increasing.
The author argues that Pius's dual approach of wanting a Europe that was both unified and free of Communism was unrealistic, which led him to adopt such positions as opposing unconditional surrender of Germany and Italy, pushing for forgiveness of Germans and Italians at the end of the war in the face of the Holocaust, refusing to support the American policy of containment, and finally, urging Catholic bishops in Communist-controlled East Europe to refuse to make any accommodation to the Communists even though the bishops had to make some concessions since the Communists controlled power.
Prior to the war in Iraq, the United States and its allies pursued a policy of containment authorized by the United Nations Security Council.