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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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A well-managed municipality or entity should already have in place a cost containment policy as part of their budget-related policies, approved by the municipal council for the municipality or in the case a municipal entity, by its board of directors.
Among those materials are an annotated bibliography series on cost containment developed .by staff at the NIC Information Center.
First, we theoretically consider incentives for cost containment under a doughnut-shaped insurance design.
On Friday afternoon, Perkinson led an open microphone session entitled "Cost Containment Methods." During the session, he led a short discussion on the benefits of and the obstacles to developing realistic and sustainable approaches to cost containment and revenue creation.
Cost containment plans aim to cut $900,000 from expenses this year thanks to initiatives that have been implemented since February.
Medical cost containment expenses per claim increased 21 percent between 2005 and 2006.
Risk managers should be looking at all areas to determine the real cause for increased costs, including return-to-work, management commitment, medical cost containment, medical care coordination, fraud, employee communication, training, claims-handling, performance, and post-injury response including rapid reporting and thorough accident investigation.
"Overall the global outsourcing debate will become less about cost containment and more about accessing the best IT skills and expertise.
United Airlines highlighted its strategy of "cost containment and improved efficiency" in a series of presentations in which it touted a strong post-Chapter 11 financial position.
Controlling the supply side and/or demand side of the markets is one tool being used in cost containment.
I think what the supporters of cost containment are ultimately interested in is making sure that higher education remains successful, but by doing what some of their proposals do, it will have the opposite effect--it will add costs on university campuses.