how to pronounce containment


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containment is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of containment in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… double containment we have a barrier …”

meanings of containment


  1. The state of being contained.
  2. Something contained.
  3. A physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.
  4. The state of containing.
  5. A policy of checking the expansion of a hostile foreign power by creating alliances with other states; especially the foreign policy strategy of the United States in the early years of the Cold War.
  6. An inclusion.

containment frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word containment occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics containment can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that containment can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with containment


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