Definitions for self-contained
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word self-contained
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent.
reserved or uncommunicative.
constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
"the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"
collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed(adj)
in full control of your faculties
"the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"
Not requiring external or additional support; complete in itself.
Origin: From self + contained.
having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self
having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself
Find a translation for the self-contained definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these self-contained definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"self-contained." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 2 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/self-contained>.