self–contained

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adjective self–con·tained \-kən-ˈtānd\

Definition of self–contained

  1. 1a :  complete in itself :  independent <a self–contained machine> <a self–contained program of study>b :  built-in <a lectern with a self–contained light fixture>

  2. 2a :  showing self-controlb :  formal and reserved in manner

self–containedly

play \-ˈtā-nəd-lē, -ˈtānd-lē\ adverb

self–containedness

play \-ˈtā-nəd-nəs, -ˈtān(d)-nəs\ noun

self–containment

play \-ˈtān-mənt\ noun

1591

First Known Use of self–contained

1591


SELF–CONTAINED Defined for English Language Learners

self–contained

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adjective self–con·tained \-kən-ˈtānd\

Definition of self–contained for English Language Learners

  • : not requiring help or support from anyone or anything else : complete by itself

  • : tending to keep thoughts and feelings private and to deal with things without help from other people

  • : having a kitchen and bathroom


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