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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 self-con·tained /-kənˈtend/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Self-con·tained a.
 1. Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.
 2. Mach. 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.
 Self-contained steam engine. (a) A steam engine having both bearings for the crank shaft attached to the frame of the engine. (b) A steam engine and boiler combined and fastened together; a portable steam engine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: constituting a complete and independent unit in and of
             itself; "the university is like a self-contained city
             with shops and all amenities"
      2: 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" [syn: collected,
          equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-possessed]