Main meanings of self-containing in English

: self-containing1self-containing2

self-containing1

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfkənˈteɪnɪŋ/

noun

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  • The action of keeping self-contained; self-containment.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), lecturer and author. From self- + containing, after self-contained.

Main meanings of self-containing in English

: self-containing1self-containing2

self-containing2

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfkənˈteɪnɪŋ/

adjective

  • Self-contained; complete in itself.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From self- + containing.