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Definition of the noun confinement

What does confinement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: confinements

  1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
  2. the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
  3. the state of being confined
  4. the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of confinement: restriction
    • more generic word: restraint = the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun confinement


  1. the act of confining or the state of being confined
  2. See lying-in.


  1. "Confinement" is a musical album of Afasia.
  2. "Confinement" is a composition.

Phrases with Confinement

  1. solitary confinement
  2. Expected Date of Confinement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Confinement

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Google previewTorture and Dignity (2015)

An Essay on Moral Injury by J. M. Bernstein

Solitary confinement is a paradigm of clean torture, torture that brutalizes without brutalizing the body directly. What Dickens's critique demonstrates is that the suffering sufficient for the breaking of the will can be accomplished other than ...

Google previewCompanion Reader on Violence Against Women (2011)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Although physical confinement is an important factor in keeping victims entrapped, most of the stories that have...

Another strategy of psychological confinement is the use of drugs or alcohol addiction to keep people entrapped ( Logan, 2008; ...

Google previewUnderground Australia (2013)

by Michael McKernan

Reporting to Lieutenant Governor Franklin, Benjamin Horne, a convict supervisor, wrote in 1843: 'solitary confinement is a punishment which seems more severely felt when of any duration, as the diet is ...

Google previewCorrectional Mental Health (2010)

From Theory to Best Practice by Thomas J. Fagan, Robert K. Ax

Confinement is a stressful event as well. Inmates (both male and female) experience stress in reaction to the transition from the outside world to prison life, as evidenced by an increase in blood pressure, anxiety, and depression (Islam- Zwart, ...

Google previewPhysics of Semiconductors 2002 (2003)

Proceedings of the 26th International Conference, Edinburgh, 29 July to 2 August 2002 by J.H Davies, A.R Long

the strong 3D confinement is the strong sensitivity of QD emission properties to few-particle Coulomb effects [7]. Qualitatively similar properties are observed for other classes of semiconductor QDs, formed by thickness fluctuations of a ...

Google previewPerformance, Space, Utopia (2012)

Cities of War, Cities of Exile by S. Jestrovic

The movementof the image orthe text outsidethe confinement is a kind of ' breaking out,' so that even though neither theimagenor the poetry can free anyone from prison, or stop a bomb or, indeed, reverse the course of the war, they ...

Google previewNuclear Fusion Research (2005)

Understanding Plasma-Surface Interactions by Robert E. H. Clark, Detlev Reiter

The reason for this relatively small influence of the ELMs in the overall plasma energy confinement is that the collapse of the plasma parameters following the ELMs remains limited to the outer regions of the plasma, typically 10-25% of the ...

Google previewThe Boundless Self (2005)

Communication In Physical And Virtual Spaces by Paul C. Adams

Solitary confinement is the closest thing to such a procedure, and that is generally considered cruel and unusual punishment. Solitary confinement for life would be, for all but a rare monastic spirit, a fate worse than death. Yet even a monk in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disability (2005)

by Gary L Albrecht, Sharon L. Snyder

Guided by biomedical logics of beneficence, Western common sense claims that bodily impairment necessitates confinement. What this popular position overlooks—or, perhaps, actively obscures—is that when social communities confine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

Early correctional reformersused solitary confinement as arehabilitative philosophy. More recently...

Solitary confinement is a termused in institutional corrections that refersto the isolationor segregationof prisoners fromthe general population.

Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

inertial confinement fusion (ICF) To achieve nuclear fusion, excessively high temperatures that cannot be supported by ...

Google previewDekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004)

by James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera

In other words, the nonlocality changes the values of the polarizability tensor components but does not change the general representation of the scattering operators compared with the strong confinement regime. The above result admits ...

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Quotes about Confinement

Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life. (Robert Heinlein)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1F4I1N1E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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