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  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

    Something that envelops; a wrapping.

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

    A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (verb)

    alternative spelling of envelop

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    Vague or ill-defined.

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    Relating to a nebula or nebulae.

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  • Envelope (noun)

    a flat paper container with a sealable flap, used to enclose a letter or document.

  • Envelope (noun)

    a covering or containing structure or layer

    "the external envelope of the swimming pool"

  • Envelope (noun)

    the outer metal or glass housing of a vacuum tube, electric light, etc.

    "the switch itself is a glass envelope filled with rare gases and containing two contacts"

  • Envelope (noun)

    the structure within a balloon or non-rigid airship containing the gas.

  • Envelope (noun)

    a membrane which forms the outer layer of certain viruses.

  • Envelope (noun)

    a curve joining the successive peaks of a modulated wave.

  • Envelope (noun)

    a curve or surface tangent to each of a family of curves or surfaces.

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy

    "a giant nebulous glow"

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    another term for nebular

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    (of a concept) vague or ill-defined

    "nebulous concepts like quality of life"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Envelope (noun)

    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 (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

    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 (noun)

    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 (noun)

    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.

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    Cloudy; hazy; misty.

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or having the appearance of, a nebula; nebular; cloudlike.

Webster Dictionary
  • Envelope (noun)

    a flat rectangular paper container for papers

  • Envelope (noun)

    any wrapper or covering

  • Envelope (noun)

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

  • Envelope (noun)

    a natural covering (as by a fluid);

    "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"

  • Envelope (noun)

    the maximum operating capability of a system;

    "test pilots try to push the envelope"

  • Envelope (noun)

    the bag containing the gas in a balloon

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    lacking definite form or limits;

    "gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"

    "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"

  • Nebulous (adjective)

    lacking definition or definite content;

    "nebulous reasons"

    "unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be"

Princeton's WordNet

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