Confinement may refer to either

  • Civil confinement for psychiatric patients
  • Color confinement, the physical principle explaining the non-observation of color charged particles like free quarks
  • Solitary confinement, a strict form of imprisonment
  • The confinement of an animal specimen in a zoo
  • The traditional postnatal confinement of a woman after childbirth that is practiced by some Asian cultures.
  • Confinement of thermonuclear plasmas, as a necessary requirement to obtain fusion energy.

Famous quotes containing the word confinement:

    We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
    Tennessee Williams (1914–1983)