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French enveloppement


envelopment (countable and uncountable, plural envelopments)

  1. The act of enveloping.
  2. That which envelops; a covering.
  3. (military) An offensive action in which an attacking force moves over or around the enemy and attacks from the rear; see also pincer movement.
  4. (fencing) An action to seize the opponent's blade in one line and lead it (without losing contact) through a full circle to end in the same line.