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encapsulate

[en′kap·sə‚lāt]
(science and technology)
To surround, encase, or enclose as if in a capsule; for example, the formation of a protective coating around a bacterium, or the enclosure of an item such as an electronic component in plastic.

encapsulate

To enclose, wrap or contain. Numerous electronic formats, including graphics, audio, video and especially network packets, are containers for the data. The actual data reside within the header and footer data of the container and are said to be "encapsulated" within the format. At the receiving end, the data are extracted ("decapsulated") for playback.
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WRQ's service-oriented approach to integration is designed to allow users to encapsulate complete host functionality into reusable services that are made available within the BEA development environment.
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CWT is also offering AbTech's series of Oil Smart Sponge skimmers, which absorb and encapsulate hydrocarbons and oil derivatives.
La Caixa's implementation of VISION:Phaseshift takes advantage of its ability to encapsulate programs and data without making changes to the code," said Carole Morton, president of Sterling Software's Information Management Division.
Cardxx manufactures contactless smartcards utilizing a proprietary break-through process that securely encapsulates an integrated circuit within a plastic card.
manufactures contacted and contactless smartcards utilizing a break-through process that securely encapsulates an integrated circuit (IC), within a plastic card.
The first major emphasis of the Celsion-Duke alliance is the development of heat-sensitive lipid-based microcarriers which encapsulate drugs for intravenous delivery.