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WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
  2. [n]  the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule); "the encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths"

ENCAPSULATION is a 13 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: condition, process, status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*cap`su*la"tion\, n. (Physiol.)
The act of inclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane
around (any part) so as to inclose it in a capsule.

Computing Dictionary

1. The technique used by layered protocols in which a layer adds header information to the protocol data unit (PDU) from the layer above. As an example, in Internet terminology, a packet would contain a header from the physical layer, followed by a header from the network layer (IP), followed by a header from the transport layer (TCP), followed by the application protocol data.

2. The ability to provide users with a well-defined interface to a set of functions in a way which hides their internal workings. In object-oriented programming, the technique of keeping together data structures and the methods (procedures) which act on them.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The coating or engulfing of particles within a continuous matrix.