Encapsulate meaning

ĕn-kăpsə-lāt
Encapsulate is defined as to enclose or encircle, especially in a protective membrane, or to briefly explain the essence of something.

When you enclose something carefully inside of a capsule, this is an example of a time when you encapsulate it.

When you explain the plot of a movie in a sentence or two, this is an example of a time when you encapsulate the plot.

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To become encapsulated.
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To put in concise form; condense.
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To encase in or as if in a capsule.
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To enclose in or as if in a capsule.
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To enclose, wrap or contain. Numerous electronic formats, including graphics, audio, video and especially network packets, are containers for the data. The actual data reside within the header and footer data of the container and are said to be "encapsulated" within the format. At the receiving end, the data are extracted ("decapsulated") for playback.
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To frame or enclose a unit of information with control data in order that a network can process it properly. An encapsulating bridge, for example, can interconnect an Ethernet LAN and a Token Ring LAN, surrounding the native LAN frame with control information appropriate to the LAN on which the target device is attached. In other words, an encapsulating bridge places an Ethernet frame inside a Token Ring frame, or vice versa. Similarly, a frame relay access device (FRAD) encapsulates an Internet Protocol (IP) packet before presenting it to a frame relay network. See also bridge, Ethernet, FRAD, frame, frame relay, IP, LAN, packet, and Token Ring.
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To cover something as if in a capsule.
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To encase or become encased in a capsule.
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To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
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(software, object-oriented) To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.
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To express in a brief summary; epitomize.

Headlines that encapsulate the news.

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Origin of encapsulate

  • From en- +‎ capsule +‎ -ate.

    From Wiktionary