Definition of Encapsulation

1. Noun. The condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule). "The encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths"

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Encapsulate



2. Noun. The process of enclosing (as in a capsule).
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Derivative terms: Encapsulate

Definition of Encapsulation

1. n. The act of inclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane around (any part) so as to inclose it in a capsule.

Definition of Encapsulation

1. Noun. The act of enclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane around (any part) so as to enclose it in a capsule. ¹

2. Noun. (computing programming in object-oriented programming) Grouping together an object’s ‘state’ (its data) and the operations that may alter or interrogate it (its methods).''THE BOOK OF RUBY'' by HUW COLLINGBOURNE. Copyright © 2009 Huw Collingbourne, ‘Encapsulation’ or ‘Information Hiding’?, p. 140 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encapsulation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Encapsulation

1. The coating or engulfing of particles within a continuous matrix. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encapsulation

encamps
encanker
encankered
encankering
encankers
encantation
encapsidated
encapsidation
encapsulant
encapsulants
encapsulate
encapsulated
encapsulated delusion
encapsulates
encapsulating
encapsulation (current term)
encapsulations
encapsule
encapsuled
encapsules
encapsuling
encapture
encaptured
encaptures
encapturing
encarditis
encarnalize
encarnalized
encarnalizes
encarnalizing

Literary usage of Encapsulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1909)
"SURGERY OF THE SPLEEN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TRAUMA, A METHOD OF encapsulation, AND REPORTS OF CASES. BY WALTER CG KIRCHNER, MD, St. Louis. ..."

2. The Principles of Bacteriology: A Practical Manual for Students and Physicians by Alexander Crever Abbott (1921)
"Tuberculosis—Microscopic Appearance of Miliary Tubercles—Diffuse Caseation—Cavity-formation—encapsulation of Tuberculous Foci- Primary Infection—Modes of ..."

3. Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-urinary Diseases (1902)
"... as in epithelial neoplasms, rather than the conversion into new growth which is the way with sarcomas even when an attempt is made at encapsulation. ..."

4. Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildingsby Dale Keyes by Dale Keyes (1995)
"encapsulation refers to the spraying of ACM with a sealant. The sealant should bind together the ... Figure 13 shows an asbestos encapsulation project. ..."

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