[ en-kap-suh-ley-shuhn, -syoo- ]

  1. the act or process of placing or containing something within or as if within a capsule: Abatement of lead contamination includes strategies such as paint removal and encapsulation, or permanently covering the contaminated soil.This software protocol is used for encapsulation of various higher-level protocols.

  2. the act or process of summarizing or condensing information:Like a headline writer, I was looking for a brief encapsulation of certain salient facts.

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