What does self-contained mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-contained(adj)

    constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself

    "the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"

  2. 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"


  1. self-contained(Adjective)

    Not requiring external or additional support; complete in itself.

  2. Origin: From self + contained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-contained(adj)

    having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self

  2. Self-contained(adj)

    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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-contained in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-contained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carolynn Hoy:

    There could be an Indian championship, a Malaysian championship and they will be self-contained but with the same format.

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