noun see self-contained

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-containedness — self contained·ness …   English syllables

  • self-containedness — noun see self contained …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-contained — self containedly /self keuhn tay nid lee, self /, adv. self containedness, n. /self keuhn taynd , self /, adj. 1. containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent. 2. reserved or uncommunicative. 3. self controlled or self… …   Universalium

  • self-contained — adjective Date: 1591 1. a. complete in itself ; independent < a self contained machine > < a self contained program of study > b. built in < a lectern with a self contained light fixture > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autobiography —    While critiques of intentionalism and representationalism may have pointed to the impossibility of unmediated self expression, autobiography has proved a resilient genre in recent years, even emerging on the cutting edge of critical theory.… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • reticence — n reserve, taciturnity, quietness, silence, muteness, speechlessness; self containedness, stand offishness, uncommunicativeness, unconversableness, unsociability, unsociableness; diffidence, shyness, bashfulness; restraint, unobtrusiveness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wholeness — n 1. completeness, totality, allness, entirety, entireness; comprehensiveness, universality, Rare. omnitude, inclusiveness; integrity, integrality, fullness, plenitude; undividedness, indivisibility; thoroughness, utterness, absoluteness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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