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Meaning of “self-contained” in the English Dictionary

"self-contained" in British English

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self-containedadjective

uk   us   /ˌself.kənˈteɪnd/
containing or having everything that is ​needed within itself: The ​apartment is ​small, but ​completely self-contained, with ​its own ​bathroom, ​kitchen, and ​livingarea. A self-contained ​person does not have a ​largenumber 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 ​bigcity where she won't ​know anybody.
(Definition of self-contained from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-contained" in American English

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self-containedadjective

 us   /ˌself·kənˈteɪnd/
(of someone or something) having everything ​necessary to be ​independent or to ​workindependently: a self-contained ​environment a self-contained, ​independentperson
(Definition of self-contained from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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