containment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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containmentnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈteɪn.mənt/
the ​act of ​controlling or ​limiting something or someone ​harmful: Containment of ​crowdviolence was the police's ​mainconcern. specialized politics an ​attempt to ​keep another country's ​politicalpower within ​limits without having a ​war with them: The ​government is ​pursuing a ​policy of containment.
(Definition of containment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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containmentnoun [U]

 us   /kənˈteɪn·mənt/
politics & government Containment was also a ​policy of the ​UnitedStates and other ​countries to ​prevent an ​increase in Soviet ​influence after ​World War II.
(Definition of containment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “containment”
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制, 抑制, 阻止…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制, 抑制, 阻止…
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