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Truman is now seen as a near-great president because he put in place the containment doctrine boosted by the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and NATO, which historians now see as having been at the center of American success in the cold war.
Robert Dallek

Meaning of "containment" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTAINMENT

containment  [kənˈteɪnmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTAINMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Containment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTAINMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

containment

Containment

Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad. A component of the Cold War, this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge communist influence in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, Africa, and Vietnam. It represented a middle-ground position between appeasement and rollback. The basis of the doctrine was articulated in a 1946 cable by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan. As a description of U.S. foreign policy, the word originated in a report Kennan submitted to U.S. Defense Secretary James Forrestal in 1947, a report that was later used in a magazine article. It is a translation of the French cordon sanitaire, used to describe Western policy toward the Soviet Union in the 1920s. The word containment is associated most strongly with the policies of U.S. President Harry Truman, including the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a mutual defense pact. Although President Dwight Eisenhower toyed with the rival doctrine of rollback, he refused to intervene in the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. President Lyndon Johnson cited containment as a justification for his policies in Vietnam.

Definition of containment in the English dictionary

The definition of containment in the dictionary is the act or condition of containing, esp of restraining the ideological or political power of a hostile country or the operations of a hostile military force. Other definition of containment is a principle of US foreign policy that sought to prevent the expansion of Communist power.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTAINMENT


appertainment
ˌæpəˈteɪnmənt
arraignment
əˈreɪnmənt
ascertainment
ˌæsəˈteɪnmənt
attainment
əˈteɪnmənt
detainment
dɪˈteɪnmənt
detrainment
diːˈtreɪnmənt
distrainment
dɪsˈtreɪnmənt
edutainment
ˌɛdjʊˈteɪnmənt
enchainment
ɪnˈtʃeɪnmənt
entertainment
ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt
entrainement
ɪnˈtreɪnmənt
entrainment
ɪnˈtreɪnmənt
exertainment
ˌɛksəˈteɪnmənt
infotainment
ˌɪnfəʊˈteɪnmənt
obtainment
əbˈteɪnmənt
ordainment
ɔːˈdeɪnmənt
preordainment
ˌpriːɔːˈdeɪnmənt
regainment
rɪˈɡeɪnmənt
retainment
rɪˈteɪnmənt
sustainment
səˈsteɪnmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTAINMENT

contain
containable
contained
container
container dock
container garden
container gardening
container line
container port
container ship
container terminal
container transport
containerboard
containerisation
containerise
containerization
containerize
containerless
contaminable
contaminant

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTAINMENT

abandonment
adjournment
adornment
advertisement
alignment
assignment
built environment
cantonment
central government
consignment
Department of the Environment
e-government
enlightenment
environment
Federal Government
government
imprisonment
local government
national government
national unity government
open government

Synonyms and antonyms of containment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «containment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTAINMENT

Find out the translation of containment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of containment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «containment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

遏制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contención
570 millions of speakers

English

containment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोकथाम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاحتواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сдерживание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contenção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংবরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

endiguement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembendungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Containment
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

封じ込め
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

봉쇄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Containment
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngăn chặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டுப்படுத்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिबंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kapsama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contenimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powstrzymywanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стримування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de izolare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκράτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bevalling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inneslutning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

containment
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of containment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAINMENT»

The term «containment» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.324 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTAINMENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about containment

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5 QUOTES WITH «CONTAINMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word containment.
1
Robert Dallek
Truman is now seen as a near-great president because he put in place the containment doctrine boosted by the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and NATO, which historians now see as having been at the center of American success in the cold war.
2
Samuel P. Huntington
It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?
3
William Scranton
None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if there is a melt-down and breach of containment, that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.
4
Peter Shumlin
Where health care has failed is in designing a cost containment mechanism that works.
5
Saul Williams
Why shouldn't rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it's this old idea of containment - that rappers, because they're black, can't and shouldn't aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTAINMENT»

Discover the use of containment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to containment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Containment
When Arik tries to develop a process for artificial photosynthesis, an accident derails his progress and leaves numerous questions plaguing the people of the V1 colony.
Christian Cantrell, 2012
2
Strategies of Containment : A Critical Appraisal of American ...
This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War.
John Lewis Gaddis Robert A. Lovett Professor of History Yale University, 2005
3
Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and ...
Examining a broad sweep of American culture, from the work of George Kennan to Playboy Magazine, from the movies of Doris Day and Walt Disney to those of Cecil B. DeMille and Alfred Hitchcock, from James Bond to Holden Caulfield, Nadel ...
Alan Nadel, 1995
4
Containment Systems: A Design Guide
Covering the many types of containment systems available and the issues that must be considered when selecting a particular system for a specific duty, this title encompasses material properties, legal requirements, validation and ...
Nigel Hirst, Mike Brocklebank, Martyn Ryder, 2002
5
Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror
In this powerfully argued book, Ian Shapiro shows that the idea of containment offers the best hope for protecting Americans and their democracy into the future.
Ian Shapiro, 2009
6
Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar ...
A discussion of United States foreign policy from World War II to the Carter administration is based on recently declassified government documents
John Lewis Gaddis, 1982
7
Namibia Under South African Rule: Mobility & Containment, ...
Tracing developments in Namibia from 1915 to 1946, the contributors examine its history through the themes of the migration and containment of its peoples.
Patricia Hayes, 1998
8
Containment and Reciprocity: Integrating Psychoanalytic ...
Containment and Reciprocity shows how the psychoanalytic concept of containment and the child development concept of reciprocity can be used together to inform clinical work with young children and their families.
Hazel Douglas, 2007
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Apprehending Fleeing Suspects: Suspect Tactics and Perimeter ...
The audience for this book begins with the police: training academies, managers, and local, state, and federal police departments.
Jack H. Schonely, 2005
10
Mexican Politics: The Containment of Conflict
Providing historical and geographical background, the work examines economics and politics in the light of the structural changes attending the adoption of the neo-liberal economic model.
Martin C. Needler, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTAINMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term containment is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sanmen 2 containment dome installed
In an operation lasting two hours, the containment vessel top head - measuring some 40 meters in diameter, 11.5 meters high and weighing ... «World Nuclear News, Jul 15»
2
Crews gain containment on Cape Horn fire
The Cape Horn fire is 35 percent contained as of Tuesday night, and the size has been reduced from 2,000 acres to 1,380 acres. «KXLY Spokane, Jul 15»
3
Gilmore Gulch Fire at 5500 acres, 10-percent containment
The fire, which continues to threaten ranch homes and crops, is at 10-percent containment. The fire is believed to have started in the Buffalo ... «KXLY Spokane, Jul 15»
4
Crews increase containment on 231 Fire to 40-percent
Officials report the 231 Fire, which has charred 930 acres since it flared up last week, is at 40-percent containment Tuesday. Crews have a line ... «KXLY Spokane, Jul 15»
5
Crews building containment lines around Little Spokane Fire
The Little Spokane Fire, which started late Monday afternoon in the vicinity of Indian Trail Road and Rutter Parkway, has burned 60 acres and ... «KXLY Spokane, Jul 15»
6
Lake Fire containment out of reach by 2%
"We are not going to forecast a containment date at any point in the near future," U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller said. Progress has ... «The Desert Sun, Jul 15»
7
Small fire attracts attention near Thompson Falls
The estimated containment date is late Thursday. The fire, west of the North Fork Road, continues to creep inside fire lines through a mix of ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
8
Lyme Disease and Invasive Diseases: Disease Containment in …
Learning the origins and travel habits of blacklegged ticks within certain Northeast regions will help us learn to contain Lyme disease, say ... «Nature World News, Jul 15»
9
Good News On #SkyFire: Containment At 60% Tuesday Morning
Good News On #SkyFire: Containment At 60% Tuesday Morning. Voluntary evacuations are still in effect, and Mix Canyon Road in the ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Fire update: No containment yet, 287 structures in danger
Current Resources: 100 personnel, 2 air tankers, 2 helicopters, 3 fire boats, and 2 sheriff boats. Additional resources have been ordered and ... «Coeur d'Alene Press, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Containment [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/containment>. Jan 2020 ».
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