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Noun: envelope  'en-vu,lowp
  1. A flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.
  2. Any wrapper or covering
  3. A curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
  4. A natural covering (as by a fluid)
    "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
  5. The maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)
    "test pilots try to push the envelope"
  6. The bag containing the gas in a balloon
    - gasbag

Derived forms: envelopes

Type of: bag, container, cover, covering, curve, curved shape, natural covering, operating capability, performance capability, wrap, wrapper, wrapping

Part of: balloon

Encyclopedia: Envelope