back of the envelope

back of the envelope
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  • back-of-the-envelope — adjective approximate, rough, simplified Do some back of the envelope calculations before all the facts come in …   Wiktionary

  • back-of-the-envelope — adj, always used before a noun informal : done to provide a rough idea of something I can t tell you the exact amount, but my back of the envelope [=rough] calculation indicates a cost of about $300,000 …   Useful english dictionary

  • back-of-the-envelope — /bæk əv ði ˈɛnvəloʊp/ (say bak uhv dhee envuhlohp) adjective roughly calculated or worked out: back of the envelope sums …  

  • 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

  • back-of-the-envelope calculation — A back of the envelope calculation is a figure that was arrived at quickly or by using estimation as if someone had grabbed the first scrap of paper they found and made a quick guess …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Back-Of-The-Envelope Calculation — An informal mathematical computation, often performed on a scrap of paper such as an envelope. A back of the envelope calculation uses estimated and/or rounded numbers to quickly develop a ballpark figure. The result should be more accurate than… …   Investment dictionary

  • 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-of-the-en|ve|lope — «BAK uhv thuh EHN vuh lohp, AHN », adjective. quickly and easily determined; not requiring elaborate calculations: »A simple back of the envelope sum illustrates the problem (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Envelope — This article is about envelopes in packaging. For other uses, see Envelope (disambiguation). Front of an envelope mailed in the U.S. in 1906, with a postage stamp and address …   Wikipedia


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