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Synonyms for envelope

a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc

any wrapper or covering

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

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a natural covering (as by a fluid)

the maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)

the bag containing the gas in a balloon

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For more than a decade, the firm has pushed the envelope of what is possible in enabling communication between utilities and their customers.
4) In 1973, European director Bernardo Bertolucci pushed the envelope with ``Last Tango in Paris,'' starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.
Over the last 40 years as composer, poet, lyricist, musician, vocalist and sound pioneer, Lou Reed has constantly pushed the envelope with his art -- and through his lack of compromise transformed many seemingly impossible barriers.
Most DVDs, which are the same size as compact discs, contain extras such as deleted scenes or trailers, but the digitally remastered version of the 1984 hit comedy has pushed the envelope.
Gianni Versace, the Italian-born fashion designer shot to death outside his Miami Beach home Tuesday, was known for his bold use of color, skin-baring fabrics and sexy silhouettes that pushed the envelope.