Simple Definition of containment
: 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 in a sentence
The company's hazardous waste containment plan is being reviewed.
The government needs to adopt a containment strategy.
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