envelope

(redirected from enveloped)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to enveloped: Enveloped virus

back-of-the-envelope calculation

A calculation or mathematical formulation that is approximated in a quick, informal, and rough manner, as might be sketched out on a scrap of paper (such as the back of an envelope). When it came time to pay the bill, we had to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to figure out who owed how much.

the opening of an envelope

Any event, celebration, or ceremony, no matter how trivial or unremarkable, that one attends purely for the sake of visibility. Often said in relation to celebrities or media personalities who make a point of attending anything that will give them more public exposure. In a bid to cultivate a media buzz around herself, the Internet sensation has been to the openings of films, book launches, and celebrity galas. With the way she carries on, she'd even go to the opening of an envelope!
See also: envelope, of, opening

push the envelope

Fig. to expand the definition, categorization, dimensions, or perimeters of something. The engineers wanted to completely redesign the product, but couldn't push the envelope because of a very restricted budget.
See also: envelope, push

push (the edge of) the envelope

to move beyond the limit of what has usually been done or was the accepted standard TV shows are really pushing the envelope by showing so much sex and violence.
See also: envelope, push

push the envelope

Exceed the limits of what is normally done, be innovative, as in They are pushing the envelope in using only new fabrics for winter clothing. This idiom comes from aviation, the envelope alluding to the technical limits of a plane's performance, which, on a graph, appear as a rising slope as limits of speed and stress are approached and falls off when the capacity is exceeded and the pilot loses control; safety lies within these limits, or envelope, and exceeding them exposes pilot and plane to risk. [Slang; late 1960s]
See also: envelope, push

push the envelope

To exceed or try to exceed the existing limits of a discipline or activity.
See also: envelope, push
References in periodicals archive ?
It has a varied effect on Mycobacteria and enveloped viruses, and no effect on non-enveloped viruses and spores.
The three volumes are enveloped by an undulating skin of sheet aluminium cladding that drapes languidly over the building like a candy-striped blanket.
Jeffrey Shoenberg, the production evokes a poignant aura of being enveloped by a wonderfully idealistic innocence.
144) and regrets the consequences for the embattled female form: "While the rest of the body was enveloped, harnessed, trussed up, and buttoned, the bosom remained exposed to view, cold, and illness, the sacrificial portion offered to men, just like waists strangled by corsets.
Research to date indicates that the SuperFluids[TM] CFI (critical fluid inactivation) inactivates enveloped viruses such as MuLV, VSV, TGE, BDVD, Sindbis and HIV in protein-rich liquid media by a lipid solubilization mechanism, similar to that of the solvent detergent method.
Dispatching and delivering enveloped mail to Royal Mail.
New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): A thick fog enveloped the national capital, disrupting more than three dozen flights and rail traffic on Monday.
a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, today reported that two independent studies recently published in the journal Science (1,2) highlight the critical importance of the cellular membrane lipid phosphatidylserine (PS) in the ability of some enveloped viruses to infect cells.
Product: Always Freshelle Manufacturer: P&G, Germany An ultra-thin sanitary napkin, enveloped in a single wrap, onto which a secondary unitary pack is affixed, including a wet wipe for cleaning the user during change.
Audiences will be enveloped by the sound of, say, a spaceship coming from behind them, passing overhead, then advancing into the distance.
By confirming removal or inactivation of a variety of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses, as well as the pathogenic prions, we are able to provide assurance that Prolastin(R) can be safely infused without threat of contamination.
Results from the study, published in November's Vox Sanguinis, the official journal of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, demonstrate that, for the first time, a pathogen reduction technology for red blood cell concentrates can achieve a broad-spectrum virucidal effect against both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
Behind a long metal counter, a young man in white apron and cap enveloped in a thick cloud of steam rapidly ladled noodles out of giant metal pots, tossing them high into the air and deftly parceling them out into gleaming white bowls of sizzling yellow soup.
Continuing its commitment to providing reliable supplies of the safest possible products, Talecris Biotherapeutics has confirmed its plasma collection and manufacturing processes significantly remove or inactivate enveloped viruses, such as those belonging to the influenza virus family, including the H5N1 virus associated with avian bird flu.