Definition of CONTAINING

verb : CONTAINING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be divisible by; "24 contains 6" ;

  • 5. (

    ) be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" ;

  • 6. (

    ) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" ;


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