An object created with one application and embedded into a document created by another application. Embedding the object, rather than simply inserting or pasting it, ensures that the object retains its original format. In fact, you can modify the embedded object with the original program. In Windows environments, embedding objects is made possible by a technology called OLE.
Refers to the ability of a program or device to imitate another program or device. Many printers, for example, are designed to emulate Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers because so much software is written for HP printers. By emulating an HP printer, a printer can work with any software written for a real HP printer. Emulation tricks […]
(1) In programming, the process of combining elements to create a new entity. For example, a procedure is a type of encapsulation because it combines a series of computer instructions. Likewise, a complex data type, such as a record or class, relies on encapsulation. Object-oriented programming languages rely heavily on encapsulation to create high-level objects. […]
The phrase used to describe the method of preparing data for storage or transmission. Encoding data usually means redundancies are eliminated and complexity in the data is reduced. Compression algorithms are also based on one or more encoding methods.
(1) A device or program that uses predefined algorithms to encode, or compress audio or video data for storage or transmission use.
(1) In computer technology, encoding is the process of putting a sequence of characters into a special format for transmission or storage purposes. (2) The term used to reference to the processes of analog-to-digital conversion, and can be used in the context of any type of data such as text, images, audio, video or multimedia.