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Containment may refer to:
- Containment of an angle: The two lines that form an angle are said to contain that angle.
- Containment of a geometric figure: a figure is intuitively described as being contained by its boundary.
- Containment of a solid geometric figure: a solid figure is intuitively described as beingcontained by the surfaces that form its boundary.
- Containment of a rectangle: In Euclid's The Elements, two adjacent sides of a rectangle are said to contain it.
- In set theory, the concept of containment can be used in either of two senses:
- Consequent to this ambiguity, it is strongly advised that the term contain is not used.