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Envelope

A flat paper container, especially for a letter, usually having a gummed flap.

Superscribe

To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example).

Envelope

Something that envelops; a wrapping.

Superscribe

To write (a name or an address, for example) on the top or outside.

Envelope

(Biology) An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane or the outer coat of a virus.
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Superscribe

(transitive) to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above.
He superscribed each character with its Latin-alphabet equivalent.

Envelope

The bag containing the gas in a balloon or airship.

Superscribe

(transitive) to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope.
His wife superscribed her own notes on each of his letters before sending them in packets to the editor.

Envelope

The set of limitations within which a technological system, especially an aircraft, can perform safely and effectively.

Superscribe

(transitive) To address (an envelope etc.).
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Envelope

A usually spherical region of interstellar matter surrounding a forming star and interacting with the star's gravitational and radiation fields.

Superscribe

To write or engrave (a name, address, inscription, or the like) on the top or surface; to write a name, address, or the like, on the outside or cover of (anything); as, to superscribe a letter.

Envelope

The coma of a comet.

Superscribe

Write on the top or outside;
Superscribe one's name and address

Envelope

(Mathematics) A curve or surface that is tangent to every one of a family of curves or surfaces.

Superscribe

Write on the outside or upper part of;
Superscribe an envelope

Envelope

A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.

Envelope

Something that envelops; a wrapping.

Envelope

A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.

Envelope

(geometry) A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects. Category:en:Curves

Envelope

(electronics) A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.

Envelope

(music) The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.

Envelope

(computing) The information used for routing a message that is transmitted with the message but not part of its contents.

Envelope

(biology) An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane; a space between two membranes

Envelope

(engineering) The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.

Envelope

(astronomy) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.

Envelope

An earthwork in the form of a single parapet or a small rampart, sometimes raised in the ditch and sometimes beyond it.

Envelope

Archaic form of envelop

Envelope

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.

Envelope

The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; - called also coma.

Envelope

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.

Envelope

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.

Envelope

A set of limits for the performance capabilities of some type of machine, originally used to refer to aircraft; - it is often described graphically as a two-dimensional graph of a function showing the maximum of one performance variable as a function of another. Now it is also used metaphorically to refer to capabilities of any system in general, including human organizations, esp. in the phrase push the envelope. It is used to refer to the maximum performance available at the current state of the technology, and therefore refers to a class of machines in general, not a specific machine.

Envelope

A flat rectangular paper container for papers

Envelope

Any wrapper or covering

Envelope

A curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves

Envelope

A natural covering (as by a fluid);
The spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet

Envelope

The maximum operating capability of a system;
Test pilots try to push the envelope

Envelope

The bag containing the gas in a balloon

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