self-contained: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (self'kun-tānd', self"-), [key]
— adj.
  1. containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent.
  2. reserved or uncommunicative.
  3. self-controlled or self-possessed.
  4. (of a machine or mechanism) complete in itself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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