Meaning of ENCAPSULATE in English

/ ɪnˈkæpsjuleɪt; NAmE / verb

[ vn ] encapsulate sth (in sth) ( formal ) to express the most important parts of sth in a few words, a small space or a single object

SYN sum up :

The poem encapsulates many of the central themes of her writing.

►  en·cap·su·la·tion noun [ U , C ]



late 19th cent. (also as incapsulate ): from en- , in- into + Latin capsula , diminutive of capsa related to capere to hold.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.