General Science

  • noun the enclosure of something inside something else, especially for protection



  • A technique for trapping asbestos fibers in a dense chemical substance.


  • The process of applying an encapsulant. May be accomplished, for example, by dipping a component or device in molten glass, then letting cool.
  • In object oriented programming, the hiding of the implementation details of an object. The services the object provides are defined and accessible, but their internal workings are not. Also called information hiding (2).
  • A technique which enables a network to send data utilizing one protocol, through another network using different protocol. It does so by encapsulating packets using one network protocol within packets being transmitted through the other network. Also called tunneling (2).