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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule);
- Example: "the encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths"

2. the process of enclosing (as in a capsule);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encapsulation \En*cap`su*la"tion\, n. (Physiol.) The act of inclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane around (any part) so as to inclose it in a capsule. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

encapsulation n 1: the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule); "the encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths" 2: the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

encapsulation 1. The technique used by layered protocols in which a layer adds header information to the protocol data unit (PDU) from the layer above. As an example, in Internet terminology, a packet would contain a header from the physical layer, followed by a header from the network layer (IP), followed by a header from the transport layer (TCP), followed by the application protocol data. 2. The ability to provide users with a well-defined interface to a set of functions in a way which hides their internal workings. In object-oriented programming, the technique of keeping together data structures and the methods (procedures) which act on them. (1998-09-07)