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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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74) lists 'straight, directly'; Jamieson's example, to come brent on 'to advance fearlessly or precipitately, in a straight line', encapsules the meaning here, while Jamieson also cites to hae, or see, a thing brent 'to see it distinctly as if directly before one'.
The hero narrative encapsules a society's values in action.
This bizarrely touching meditation encapsules the eerie tone of the novel; it is as odd as it is elegiac, yet resists descending into bathos.
Goethe encapsules this literal moratorium in the oft-quoted lines of elegy V:
On sait que des modes de traitement de l'information supposes etre << encapsules >> tels que le << face processing >> (54), les illusions optiques (par exemple l'illusion de Muller-Lyer (55) ou, dans un registre un peu different, la categorisation des couleurs (56), se revelent permeables a des influences culturelles, cela evidemment dans une certaine mesure qui constitue precisement un enjeu scientifique de premier ordre dans les sciences sociales et dans les sciences et neurosciences cognitives.