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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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We're definitely pushing the envelope in terms of overcrowding the high schools,'' said Rory Livingston, assistant superintendent of business for the William S.
BriForum is the premier server-based computing conference, pushing the envelope of conventional thinking about what can be done in both the Citrix and Terminal Server environments.
Added Councilwoman Laura Chick, a candidate for city controller: ``This is pushing the envelope to the top of the mountain.
This group initially led the digital media revolution, pushing the envelope by distributing music and video over the Internet, essentially forcing the entertainment industry to deal with all forms of digital entertainment.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers took two trophies for Pushing The Envelope Video (for ``Californication'') and Must-Have Album (for the disc of the same title).
We look forward to pushing the envelope with him through this next important chapter of his evolution as an artist.
We ought to be pushing the envelope in the other direction.
Chipset vendors such as ST Micro are pushing the envelope to empower STB vendors in building that coveted 'residential gateway' at a price point attractive for the MSOs to launch.
And I don't know if they're pushing the envelope on this one or not, but I can tell you an occasion when a referee was miked, and I thought he cost us a ballgame in the playoffs.