confinement(redirected from total confinement)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
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.
A property of quantum chromodynamics whereby isolated quarks cannot exist, nor can any other isolated particles that carry color charges, such as gluons.
Restriction of a hot plasma to a given volume as long as possible, by such means as magnetic mirrors and pinch effect.