Container vs Capsule - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between container and capsule

is that container is an item in which objects, materials or data can be stored or transported while capsule is (physiology) a membranous envelope.




(en noun)
  • An item in which objects, materials or data can be stored or transported.
  • A very large, typically metal, box used for transporting goods (also cargo container).
  • (by extension) someone who holds people in their seats or in a (reasonably) calm state.
  • (computing) A file format that can hold various types of data.
  • * 2011 , Cory Altheide, Harlan Carvey, Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools (page 187)
  • As the MP4 container can store audio, video, or both, the M4A naming and file extension is used to hint that this MP4 container holds solely audio information.
  • (computing, GUI) Any user interface component that can hold further (child) components.
  • Synonyms

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    (en noun)
  • (physiology) A membranous envelope.
  • (botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
  • (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
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  • The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
  • A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
  • (pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
  • (dialectal, UK, Suffolk) A weasel.
  • (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
  • * 1962 , :
  • If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.
  • (winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
  • (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  • A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  • A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * capsular * capsule review * Glissonian capsule


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