Learner's definition of SELF–CONTAINED
not requiring help or support from anyone or anything else
complete by itself
a self-contained community [=a community that provides all the supplies, services, etc., that people need for everyday life]
This machine is a self-contained unit/system.
[more self–contained; most self–contained]
tending to keep thoughts and feelings private and to deal with things without help from other people
having a kitchen and bathroom