Definition of Envelope. Meaning of Envelope. Synonyms of Envelope

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Definition of Envelope

Envelope
Envelope En"vel*ope (?; 277), Envelop En*vel"op (?; 277), n. [F. enveloppe.] 1. That which envelops, wraps up, encases, or surrounds; a wrapper; an inclosing cover; esp., the cover or wrapper of a document, as of a letter. 2. (Astron.) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; -- called also coma. 3. (Fort.) A work of earth, in the form of a single parapet or of a small rampart. It is sometimes raised in the ditch and sometimes beyond it. --Wilhelm. 4. (Geom.) A curve or surface which is tangent to each member of a system of curves or surfaces, the form and position of the members of the system being allowed to vary according to some continuous law. Thus, any curve is the envelope of its tangents.

Meaning of Envelope from wikipedia

- An envelope is a common packaging item, usually made of thin, flat material. It is designed to contain a flat object, such as a letter or card. Traditional...
- The nuclear envelope, also known as the nuclear membrane, is made up of two lipid bilayer membranes that in eukaryotic cells surrounds the nucleus, which...
- In sound and music, an envelope describes how a sound changes over time. It may relate to elements such as amplitude (volume), filters (frequencies) or...
- A viral envelope is the outermost layer of many types of viruses. It protects the genetic material in their life cycle when traveling between host cells...
- In East and Southeast Asian cultures, a red envelope, red packet or red pocket (simplified Chinese: 红包; traditional Chinese: 紅包; pinyin: hóngbāo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī:...
- An envelope detector is an electronic circuit that takes a (relatively) high-frequency amplitude modulated signal as input and provides an output, which...
- In physics and engineering, the envelope of an oscillating signal is a smooth curve outlining its extremes. The envelope thus generalizes the concept of...
- The envelope system, also known as the envelope budgeting method, is a po****r method for visualizing and maintaining a flexible budget. The key idea...
- A stamped envelope or postal stationery envelope (PSE) is an envelope with a printed or embossed indicium indicating the prepayment of postage. It is...
- A building envelope is the physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building including the resistance to air, water...