Definition of self-contained adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    self-contained

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  1. 1not needing or depending on other people Her father was a quiet, self-contained man. a self-contained life
  2. 2 able to operate or exist without outside help or influence synonym independent a self-contained community Each chapter is self-contained and can be studied in isolation.
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