from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To encase in or as if in a capsule.
- transitive v. To express in a brief summary; epitomize: headlines that encapsulate the news.
- intransitive v. To become encapsulated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cover something as if in a capsule.
- v. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
- v. To enclose objects in a common interface in a way that makes them interchangeable, and guards their states from invalid changes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To inclose in a capsule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enclose in a capsule or other small container
- v. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
The book with its various signatures and the exhibition title encapsulate the continuing dynamic of the oral-literate interaction over the Treaty.
Certain record labels encapsulate an era which leaves an imprint in one's psyche.
German fashion blog "Les Mads" worried it would be a "step in the wrong direction" to try to "encapsulate" Berlin's creative scene in a members-only club.
To use my favorite word of the day, you "encapsulate" the mood, the brain-squeezing frustration that has come to mark me as a mother- grieving but true!
You can "encapsulate" much the > same way a stored procedure does with CFCs.
In the subsequent furore and in an effort to allay mounting concerns, RM agreed to 'encapsulate' the waste asbestos fibres in pellet form prior to dumping; they also agreed to install filters on the air extractor fans at the plant. [
User spams posts made up of several small words repeatedly, despite having enough space in the post to encapsulate many thoughts.
If Apple were looking to encapsulate his wisdom in two words, it could do worse than "speed kills."
It remains one of my favorite artifacts and seems to perfectly encapsulate emergence of new types of social currencies as a part of a reorganization of our lives around social relationships.
Matt Lee's gallery of matchboxes from the subcontinent highlights the lovely art that adorns these little bits of ephemera: "The random and disparate juxtapositions of the imagery encapsulate the mix of historic, mythological and contemporary visual culture in India."