A restoral mechanism employed in Resilient Packet Ring (RPR). In the event of a node or link failure, wrap calls for data to travel around the fiber optic ring until it reaches the node nearest the break. That node turns the traffic around and sends it in the reverse direction over the counter-rotating ring. See also dual counter-rotating ring, fiber optics, link, node, RPR, and steer.
- Secret or concealed:
- Completely immersed or absorbed in:
She is wrapped up in her studies.
- Involved in:
They were wrapped up in criminal activities.
- (kept) secret, concealed, etc.
plans for a surprise party kept under wraps
- devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.)
- involved or implicated in
- to enfold in a covering
- to put on warm clothing
Other Word Forms of Wrap
Origin of Wrap
From Middle English wrappen (“to wrap, fold"), from Old English *wræppan, *wrappan, from Proto-Germanic *wrappanÄ… (“to wrap, turn, twist"), from Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb- (“to turn, twist, bend"). Akin to Middle English wlappen (“to wrap, lap, fold"), Middle Dutch lappen (“to wrap up"), Danish dialectal vravle (“to wind, wind around"), Middle Low German wrempen (“to wrinkle, scrunch the face"), Old Italian goluppare (“to wrap") (from Germanic). More at lap, envelop.
Middle English wrappen wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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