• A white-crowned sparrow next to a nest containing two eggs
    A white-crowned sparrow next to a nest containing two eggs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n containment the act of containing; keeping something from spreading "the containment of the AIDS epidemic","the containment of the rebellion"
    • n containment (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
    • n containment a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A ground-level nest, containing five eggs A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing...
The dragon drops the cradle containing the little boy The dragon drops the cradle containing the little boy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead
    • Containment a structure surrounding a nuclear power plant designed to prevent release of radioactive materials into the environment in the event of an accident.
    • Containment That which is contained; the extent; the substance. "The containment of a rich man's estate."
    • Containment the act of containing.
    • Containment the act of restricting some deleterious substance within a confined space, especially when such material is released unintentionally or by accident; as, containment of nuclear waste; containment of an oil spill. Also used attributively, as a containment boom.
    • Containment (Diplomacy) the act or policy of restricting the influence or territorial growth of a hostile nation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: February 17th, 1930, was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis
    • n containment That which is contained or comprised; extent; contents.
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains”
  • Daniel Day Lewis
    Daniel Day Lewis
    “The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.”
  • Og Mandino
    “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.”
  • Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    “The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.”
  • Sophocles
    “A short saying often contains much wisdom.”


In literature:

The moment is at length arrived when you are to receive from me an account of some of the principal treasures contained in the ROYAL LIBRARY of Paris.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The important thing to note is that all the explosives from gunpowder down contain nitrogen as the essential element.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
They contain a poison identical with prussic acid.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Before 1790, Rouen contained thirty seven parochial churches and about as many religious communities of both sexes.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
But if Nismes itself is not picturesque, its environs contain the wonderful Pont du Gard.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Dry cave earth appears for 20 feet, at which distance it merges with mud containing large rocks.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
The portions containing air are of a light brick-red colour, and crepitate under the finger.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Spring water, which contains more air, has a more lively taste than river water.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
This edition contains all the Nonsense Books, with all the original illustrations.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
His private library contained nearly everything ever written about that great general.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller

In poetry:

You would that I write on the Sabbath of God,
But know you the meaning contain'd in that word?
You would that I write on the season of rest,
But know you by whom is that season possess'd?
"The Sabbath" by Caroline Fry
For not the world, nor all the world contains,
Can keep thy soul from hell's tremendous pains;
But Christ to heav'n the precious charge can bear,
And from the winged dragon's talons tear.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
But sweet was the incense that flow'd from thy lips,
In mercy for those who regarded thee not;
Each tear-drop that fell on thy bosom contain'd
A balm for our sorrows when thine were forgot.
"The Wild Flower" by Caroline Fry
For I am the Wind, and I rule mankind,
And I hold a sovereign reign
Over the lands, as God designed,
And the waters they contain:
Lo! the bound of the wide world round
Falleth in my domain!
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
Her pure nails sprung up exalting their onyx,
Anxiety, this midnight, bearing light, sustains,
In twilight many dreams burnt up by the Phoenix
Whose scattered ashes no sepulchral urn contains
"Anxiety" by Stephane Mallarme
My worthy friend, A. Gordon Knott,
From business snug withdrawn,
Was much contented with a lot
That would contain a Tudor cot
'Twixt twelve feet square of garden-plot,
And twelve feet more of lawn.
"The Unhappy Lot Of Mr. Knott" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Sometimes the little tin contains Norwegian " anchovies ," which are sprats.
This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on June 16, 2009 2:41 PM.
There's a new summer bedding plant in town, and it's taking plots and containers by storm.
The first module of the Namgis closed containment salmon farm includes five 500-cubic metre tanks and smaller tanks for quarantine of new smolts.
D7588 Standard Guide for FT-IR Fingerprinting of a Non- Aqueous Liquid Paint as Supplied in the Manufacturer's Container.
These aquifers contain many times the amount of water found on the surface, the BBC wrote.
New Arab Leaders Scramble to Contain Gaza Conflict.
More than 1,200 firefighters are working to contain the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire.
Use containers which are clean.
Going through your stockpile of containers on an annual basis is usually a good idea.
The custom installer and builder took good care to keep sound contained in this theater room.
Workers guide a recycled shipping container onto a lot where Canada's first multi-home recycled shipping container housing project is being constructed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.
Each barge can carry sixty containers (weighing up to 25 tons each) 60x6=360 containers per tow.
Material Transfer's Lift & Seal container discharging and feeding system accepts, seals, rotates and discharges containers of material at 78 in.
GPA has 64 electric refrigerated container racks that accommodate more than 1,500 containers on terminal.

In science:

The uniformization limit group, U nif , is composed from two graded completions, one that contains the subgroup < p >, and one that contains the subgroup < q > (these are the two vertex groups in the graph of groups ∆ that is associated with U nif , the one that contains < p >, and the one that contains < q >).
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
In that case the image of the (completion of the) multi-graded resolution M GResu is contained in the vertex group that contains < p >, and the image of the (completion of the) multi-graded resolution M GResv is contained in the vertex group that contains < q >.
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
By lemma 4.2, the subgroup < p > is contained in one vertex group in ΛEx C l , that contains the image of the completion of M GResu , and the subgroup < q > is contained in a second vertex group in ΛEx C l , that contains the image of the completion of M GResv .
Diophantine Geometry over Groups IX: Envelopes and Imaginaries
The smallest-scale sub-index contains only 6 stars per HEALPix grid cell rather than 10 as in the other sub-indices, because the USNO-B catalog does not contain enough stars: a large fraction of the smallest cells contain fewer than 10 stars. Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
I propose that each IE be stored in a container object of a type belonging to a class of generic information containers. A hierarchy of generic information container classes can be developed from the consideration of generic IE categories developed at activity level.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations