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Encapsulation

En`cap`su`la´tion
n.1.(Physiol.) The act of inclosing in a capsule; the growth of a membrane around (any part) so as to inclose it in a capsule.
Noun1.encapsulation - the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule); "the encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths"
2.encapsulation - the process of enclosing (as in a capsule)
1.encapsulation - 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.encapsulation - 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.
condition, encapsulate, status
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