Translation: from english

on the back of an envelope

Look at other dictionaries:

  • on the back of an envelope — (informal) Said of a calculation that is performed quickly and without scrupulous regard to accuracy • • • Main Entry: ↑envelop * * * on the back of an envelope phrase quickly and without thinking about all the details The proposal was no doubt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the back of an envelope — quickly and without thinking about all the details The proposal was no doubt drawn up on the back of an envelope …   English dictionary

  • Back-of-the-envelope calculation — The phrase back of the envelope calculations refers to rough calculations that, while not rigorous, test or support a point. They are far more than a guess but far less than a proof. The phrase is generally used in mathematics, physics and… …   Wikipedia

  • envelope — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bulky, fat, thick ▪ large, small ▪ sealed ▪ return (AmE), self addressed …   Collocations dictionary

  • envelope — en|ve|lope [ envə,loup, anvə,loup ] noun count ** 1. ) a flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on it and send it through the mail a ) on the back of an envelope quickly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back-of-the-envelope calculation —    This expression refers to a quick approximate calculation done informally, as on the back of an envelope.     I don t need the exact amount. Just give me a back of the envelope calculation …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — 1 adverb 1 RETURN in or into the place or position where someone or something was before: Freddie was supposed to be back at the hotel by six. | Put that book back where you found it! | We d better go back, she said regretfully. 2 AS BEFORE in or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — I [[t]bæk[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. the rear part of the human body, from the neck to the end of the spine 2) anat. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back 3) the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • envelope */*/ — UK [ˈenvələʊp] / US [ˈenvəˌloʊp] / US [ˈɑnvəˌloʊp] noun [countable] Word forms envelope : singular envelope plural envelopes 1) a flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on …   English dictionary

  • The Treasurer's Report — Infobox Film name = The Treasurer s Report image size = caption = director = Thomas Chalmers producer = William Fox writer = Robert Benchley narrator = starring = Robert Benchley music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Fox Film… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

Wir verwenden Cookies für die beste Präsentation unserer Website. Wenn Sie diese Website weiterhin nutzen, stimmen Sie dem zu.