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Envelopment   Listen

The act of enclosing something inside something else.  Synonyms: enclosing, enclosure, inclosure.

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"Envelopment" Quotes from Famous Books

... Psychologically, it seems to me that Fechner's God is a lazy postulate of his, rather than a part of his system positively thought out. As we envelop our sight and hearing, so the earth-soul envelops us, and the star-soul the earth-soul, until—what? Envelopment can't go on forever; it must have an abschluss, a total envelope must terminate the series, so God is the name that Fechner gives to this last all-enveloper. But if nothing escapes this all-enveloper, he ...
— A Pluralistic Universe - Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the - Present Situation in Philosophy • William James

... Maubeuge was, under these circumstances, clearly a lure. An army in the field in danger of envelopment will always be tempted to make for the nearest fortified zone in order to save itself. The British commander was well advised in his judgment to avoid this opportunity, and that for two reasons. First, that the locking up of any ...
— A General Sketch of the European War - The First Phase • Hilaire Belloc

Words linked to "Envelopment" :   insertion, incasement, inclosure, intromission, enclosure, envelop, packing, encasement, boxing, introduction, enclosing

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