encapsulation






verb (used with object), en·cap·su·lat·ed, en·cap·su·lat·ing.

  1. to place in or as if in a capsule.
  2. to summarize or condense.

verb (used without object), en·cap·su·lat·ed, en·cap·su·lat·ing.

  1. to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.

verb

  1. to enclose or be enclosed in or as if in a capsule
  2. (tr) to sum up in a short or concise form; condense; abridge
n.

1860, from encapsulate + -ion.

v.

1874, from en- (1) “make, put in” + capsulate (see capsule). Related: Encapsulated; encapsulating.

v.

  1. To form a capsule or sheath around.
  2. To become encapsulated.

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