self-contained

adjective
self-con·tained | \ ˌself-kən-ˈtānd \

Definition of self-contained 

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

2a : showing self-control

b : formal and reserved in manner

Other words from self-contained

self-containedly \ˌself-kən-ˈtā-nəd-lē, -ˈtānd-lē \ adverb
self-containedness \ˌself-kən-ˈtā-nəd-nəs, -ˈtān(d)-nəs \ noun
self-containment \ˌself-kən-ˈtān-mənt \ noun

First Known Use of self-contained

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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self-contained

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-contained

: 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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