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self-con•tained



Pronunciation: (self'kun-tānd', self"-), [key]
adj.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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