containment

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con·tain·ment

noun \kən-ˈtān-mənt\

: the act of preventing the spread of something

: actions that are intended to keep an unfriendly government from getting more power

Full Definition of CONTAINMENT

1
:  the act, process, or means of containing
2
:  the policy, process, or result of preventing the expansion of a hostile power or ideology

Examples of CONTAINMENT

  1. The company's hazardous waste containment plan is being reviewed.
  2. The government needs to adopt a containment strategy.

First Known Use of CONTAINMENT

1655

containment

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Strategic U.S. foreign policy of the late 1940s and early 1950s intended to check the expansionist designs of the Soviet Union through economic, military, diplomatic, and political means. It was conceived by George Kennan soon after World War II. An early application of containment was the Truman Doctrine (1947), which provided U.S. aid to Greece and Turkey. See also Marshall Plan.

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