confinement

  • 1 confinement — [ kɔ̃finmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1481; de confiner 1 ♦ Action de confiner. ♢ Spécialt, méd. Interdiction à un malade de quitter la chambre. ⇒ quarantaine. 2 ♦ Phys. Limitation du volume accessible à des particules, dans une installation nucléaire. Spécialt… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Confinement — may refer to either Civil confinement for psychiatric patients Color confinement, the physical principle explaining the non observation of color charged particles like free quarks Solitary confinement, a strict form of imprisonment The… …

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  • 3 Confinement — Con*fine ment, n. 1. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion. [1913 Webster] The mind hates restraint, and is apt to fancy itself under confinement when the sight is pent up. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Restraint …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 confinement — con·fine·ment n 1: the act of confining 2: the state of being confined Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. confinement …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 confinement — 1590s, from Fr. confinement (16c.; the O.Fr. word was confinacion), from confiner (see CONFINE (Cf. confine)). As a euphemism for childbed it dates from 1774 (the M.E. expression was Our Lady s bands) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Confinement —   [kən faɪnmənt, englisch »Einschließung«] das, s, in der Elementarteilchenphysik die Tatsache, dass es bisher nicht gelungen ist, die vermutlichen Grundbausteine der Kernmaterie, die Quarks, als isolierte freie Teilchen aufzufinden, sondern nur… …

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  • 7 confinement — [n1] imprisonment; restriction bonds, bounding, bounds, check, circumscription, coercion, constrainment, constraint, control, cramp, curb, custody, delimitation, detention, immuration, incarceration, internment, jail, keeping, limitation,… …

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  • 8 confinement — [kən fīn′mənt] n. a confining or being confined; specif., a) imprisonment b) limitation; restriction; restraint c) childbirth; lying in …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 confinement — n. imprisonment being confined 1) solitary confinement (they put him into solitary confinement) 2) confinement to (confinement to quarters) 3) in confinement (in solitary confinement) lying in (obsol.) 4) in confinement (before the birth of a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 Confinement — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Confinement », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Confinement peut faire référence à :… …

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  • 11 confinement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close ▪ The animals are kept in close confinement. ▪ solitary ▪ home (AmE) ▪ He was sentenced to six months of home confinement …

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  • 12 Confinement — Als Confinement (dt. Gefangenschaft) bezeichnet man in der Teilchenphysik das Phänomen, dass Teilchen mit Farbladung nicht isoliert vorkommen. Quarks und Gluonen kommen nur in Bindungszuständen vor und können prinzipiell nicht als freie Teilchen… …

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  • 13 confinement — [[t]kənfa͟ɪnmənt[/t]] confinements 1) N UNCOUNT Confinement is the state of being forced to stay in a prison or another place which you cannot leave. She had been held in solitary confinement for four months... He d obviously kept himself fit… …

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  • 14 confinement — con|fine|ment [kənˈfaınmənt] n 1.) [U] formal the act of putting someone in a room, prison etc that they are not allowed to leave, or the state of being there ▪ They were held in confinement for three weeks. ▪ He visited prisoners at their place… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 confinement — UK [kənˈfaɪnmənt] / US noun Word forms confinement : singular confinement plural confinements 1) [uncountable] a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave She started writing poetry… …

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  • 16 confinement — (kon fi ne man) s. m. 1°   Action de confiner, de reléguer. 2°   Terme de droit criminel. La peine de l isolement dans les prisons. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Par degradation d honneur, confiscation d estat, de biens, et confinement que l on… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 confinement — noun 1 (U) the act of putting someone in a room, prison etc, or the state of being there: her years of confinement | They were held in confinement for three weeks. see also: solitary confinement 2 (C, U) an act of giving birth to a child; lying… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 confinement — noun 1) solitary confinement Syn: imprisonment, internment, incarceration, custody, captivity, detention, restraint; house arrest 2) the confinement of an animal Syn: caging, enclosure; quarantine …

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  • 19 Confinement — Con|fine|ment [kən fainmənt] das; s <aus engl. confinement »Einschließung«, dies aus gleichbed. fr. confinement zu confiner »einsperren«, eigtl. »angrenzen«, zu confins, confines »Grenzen«, dies zu lat. confinis »angrenzend«> Bez. für die… …

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  • 20 confinement — išlaikymas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. confinement vok. Behaltung, f rus. удержание, n pranc. confinement, m …

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