containment etymology

English word containment comes from English pyramid, English contain

Detailed word origin of containment

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pyramid English (eng) (intransitive) To employ, or take part in, a pyramid scheme.. (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.. To build up or be arranged in the form of a pyramid (UK, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.. (card games) The triangular layout of cards in the game of Pyramid.. (card games, uncountable) . (a [...]
contain English (eng) (mathematics, of a set etc., transitive) To have as an element or subset.. (obsolete, intransitive) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.. (transitive) To hold inside.. (transitive) To include as a part.. (transitive) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
containment English (eng) (countable) a physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.. (countable, mathematics) an inclusion. (uncountable) The state of being contained.. (uncountable, countable) Something contained.. (uncountable, countable) The state of containing.. (uncountable, countable) a policy of checking the [...]