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Pronunciation:  self kun'teynd, s'elfkunt'eynd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself; "the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"
  2. [adj]  in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

SELF-CONTAINED is a 14 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: collected, complete, composed, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-possessed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Self`-con*tained"\, a.
1. Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly
   engrossed in one's self.

2. (Mach.) Having all the essential working parts connected
   by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc.,
   so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon
   fastening outside of the machine itself.

{Self-contained steam engine}.
   (a) A steam engine having both bearings for the crank
       shaft attached to the frame of the engine.
   (b) A steam engine and boiler combined and fastened
       together; a portable steam engine.