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encapsulation (countable and uncountable, 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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  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.kap.sy.la.sjɔ̃/

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en- +‎ capsule +‎ -ation

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encapsulation f (plural encapsulations)

  1. encapsulation
  2. (object-oriented programming) encapsulation