Is SHA-256 encryption?

No, SHA-256 is a hash function.

No

Hash functions are, categorically, not encryption. The reason is simple: It's not invertible. There is no decrypt operation for a hash function.

If you're looking for an umbrella term, that term is cryptography not "encryption".

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