Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.
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.
God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction. Swami Sivananda
Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life, you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don't have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit. Christopher Meloni
I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone. Norm MacDonald
A key element of Web blogs is the community element. Most blogs are not self-contained; they are highly dependent on linking to each other. Evan Williams
I don't have many friends. It's not because I'm a misanthrope. It's because I'm reserved. I'm self-contained. I get all my adventures in my head when I'm writing my books. Ian Rankin
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