encapsulation

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encapsulation ‎(plural encapsulations)

  1. The act of enclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane around (any part) so as to enclose it in a capsule.
  2. (programming, object-oriented programming) Grouping together an object’s ‘state’ (its data) and the operations that may alter or interrogate it (its methods).[1]
  3. (networking) The process of arranging data into packets that can be transmitted using a given protocol.

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  1. ^ Huw Collingbourne, The Book of Ruby, ‘Encapsulation’ or ‘Information Hiding’?, page 140

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en- + capsule + -ation

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encapsulation f ‎(plural encapsulations)

  1. encapsulation
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