wrapper

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wrap + -er

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wrapper (plural wrappers)

  1. Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
  2. A negligée or loose dressing gown.
  3. One who, or that which, wraps.
    He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.
  4. (computing) A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.
    We need a Perl wrapper for this C++ library.

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  • In the computing sense, wrapper is often used attributively: one can speak of a “wrapper class”, a “wrapper object”, a “wrapper function”, and so on. More broadly, one can speak of the “wrapper pattern”, which is a general term for the creation and use of such wrappers.

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