[en-vel-uh p-muh nt]


an act of enveloping.
the state of being enveloped.
a wrapping or covering.
Military. an attack on an enemy's flank.

Origin of envelopment

First recorded in 1755–65; envelop + -ment
Related formspre·en·vel·op·ment, noun
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Word Origin and History for envelopment

1763, from envelop (v.) + -ment.

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