self-contained


self-contained

adjective

  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.

adjective

  1. containing within itself all parts necessary for completeness
  2. (of a flat) having its own kitchen, bathroom, and lavatory not shared by others and usually having its own entrance
  3. able or tending to keep one’s feelings, thoughts, etc, to oneself; reserved
  4. able to control one’s feelings or emotions in the presence of others

adj.1590s, from self- + contained (see contain).

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