Meaning of “self-contained” in the English Dictionary

"self-contained" in English

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uk /ˌself.kənˈteɪnd/ 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 living area.

A self-contained person 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.
noun [ U ] /ˌself.kənˈteɪn.mənt/ /ˌself.kənˈteɪn.mənt/

He has a quality of icy self-containment.

(Definition of “self-contained” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-contained" in American English

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us /ˌself·kənˈteɪnd/

(of someone or something) having everything necessary to be independent or to work independently:

a self-contained environment
a self-contained, independent person

(Definition of “self-contained” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)