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English definition of “self-contained”

self-contained

adjective     /ˌself.kənˈteɪnd/
containing or having everything that is needed within itself: The government wants to encourage viable self-contained rural communities .Complete and wholeVery and extreme describes someone who does not have a large number of relationships with other people or does not depend on others for support : She's very self-contained and isn't at all worried about moving to a big city where she won't know anybody.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of self-contained adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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