encapsulate

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Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ capsule +‎ -ate.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈkæps(j)ʊˌleɪt/

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encapsulate (third-person singular simple present encapsulates, present participle encapsulating, simple past and past participle encapsulated)

  1. (transitive) To cover something as if in a capsule.
  2. (transitive) To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
  3. (software, object-oriented) To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.

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