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confinement

[kən′fīn·mənt]
(engineering)
Physical restriction, or degree of such restriction, to passage of detonation wave or reaction zone, for example, that of a resistant container which holds an explosive charge.
(particle physics)
A property of quantum chromodynamics whereby isolated quarks cannot exist, nor can any other isolated particles that carry color charges, such as gluons.
(plasma physics)
Restriction of a hot plasma to a given volume as long as possible, by such means as magnetic mirrors and pinch effect.
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"And I said to them 'the way you're heading, you're going to experience total confinement'," said the officer.
The Base Realignment and Closure offers such opportunities as improving military service-wide interaction; reducing total confinement bed space with the DOD; and building new facilities, which will provide significant improvements in terms of safety, security, efficiency and costs.
RHODES, Total confinement, madness and reason in the maximum security prison.

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