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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any wrapper or covering; A flat rectangular paper container for papers; The bag containing the gas in a balloon; The maximum operating capability of a system; A natural covering (as by a fluid).

Usage examples (39)
  • Did you address the envelope properly?
  • The spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet
  • Test pilots try to push the envelope
  • Note: The roots of the term envelope generator and its basic functionality are described in "Envelopes" on page 626. for more
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  • The postal "envelope" (a wrapper, a covering) was not big enough to "envelop" (to wrap up; to cover completely) the catalogs for mailing.
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