Envelope



[en-vuh-lohp, ahn-] /ˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-/

noun
1.
a flat paper container, as for a letter or thin package, usually having a gummed flap or other means of closure.
2.
something that envelops; a wrapper, integument, or surrounding cover.
3.
Biology. a surrounding or enclosing structure, as a corolla or an outer membrane.
4.
Geometry. a curve or surface tangent to each member of a set of curves or surfaces.
5.
Radio. (of a modulated carrier wave) a curve connecting the peaks of a graph of the instantaneous value of the electric or magnetic component of the carrier wave as a function of time.
6.
the fabric structure enclosing the gasbag of an aerostat.
7.
the gasbag itself.
8.
Electronics. the airtight glass or metal housing of a vacuum tube.
9.
the technical limits within which an aircraft or electronic system may be safely operated.
Idioms
10.
push the envelope, to stretch established limits, as in technological advance or social innovation.
/ˈɛnvəˌləʊp; ˈɒn-/
noun
1.
a flat covering of paper, usually rectangular in shape and with a flap that can be folded over and sealed, used to enclose a letter, etc
2.
any covering or wrapper
3.
(biology) any enclosing structure, such as a membrane, shell, or skin
4.
the bag enclosing the gas in a balloon
5.
(maths) a curve or surface that is tangent to each one of a group of curves or surfaces
6.
(electronics) the sealed glass or metal housing of a valve, electric light, etc
7.
(telecomm) the outer shape of a modulated wave, formed by the peaks of successive cycles of the carrier wave
8.
(informal) push the envelope, to push the boundaries of what is possible
n.

1705, from French enveloppe (13c.), a back-formation from envelopper “to envelop” (see envelop).

envelope en·ve·lope (ěn’və-lōp’, ŏn’-)
n.
An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane or the outer coat of a virus.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Envelope-chemise

    noun 1. .

  • Envelopment

    [en-vel-uh p-muh nt] /ɛnˈvɛl əp mənt/ noun 1. an act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a wrapping or covering. 4. Military. an attack on an enemy’s flank. n. 1763, from envelop (v.) + -ment.



  • Envenom

    [en-ven-uh m] /ɛnˈvɛn əm/ verb (used with object) 1. to impregnate with venom; make poisonous. 2. to embitter. /ɪnˈvɛnəm/ verb (transitive) 1. to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous 2. to fill with bitterness or malice v. c.1300, envenymen, from Old French envenimer (12c.) “to poison, taint;” from en- (see en- (1)) + venim […]

  • Envenomation

    envenomation en·ven·om·a·tion (ěn-věn’ə-mā’shən) n. The injection of a poisonous material by sting, spine, bite, or other similar means.



Disclaimer: Envelope definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.