Definition of encapsulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

encapsulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encapsulate
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt//
 
he / she / it encapsulates
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪts//
 
past simple encapsulated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle encapsulated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form encapsulating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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encapsulate something (in something) (formal) to express the most important parts of something in a few words, a small space or a single object synonym sum up The poem encapsulates many of the central themes of her writing. Word Origin late 19th cent. (also as incapsulate): from en-, in- ‘into’ + Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa related to capere ‘to hold’.
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