Encapsulation Vs Abstraction

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    Encapsulation Vs Abstraction

    I couldn't differentiate encapsulation and abstraction.. can any one clarify my doubt by telling a strong difference between the two ??

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    You're kidding right? I can tell the difference just by referring to an english language dictionary

    Encapsulation (v) : to become enclosed in or as if in a capsule.

    Abstraction (n): the act of considering or thinking about something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.

    Now, okay, these definitions are not specific to object oriented design nor to C++. But the meanings are completely consistent.
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