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envoy    : ['ɛnvɔɪ] ['ɑnvɔɪ]
Envoy \En"voy\, n. [F. envoy['e] envoy, fr. envoyer to send;
pref. en- (L. in) voie way, L. via: cf. F. envoi an envoy
(in sense 2). See {Voyage}, and cf. {Invoice}.]
1. One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger;
esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to
negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a
foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to
a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an
ambassador.
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2. [F. envoi, fr. envoyer to send.] An explanatory or
commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also
in the French from, l'envoi.
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The envoy of a ballad is the "sending" of it forth.
--Skeat.
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envoy
n 1: a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador [synonym:
{envoy}, {envoy extraordinary}, {minister plenipotentiary}]
2: someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of
someone else [synonym: {emissary}, {envoy}]
3: a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry [synonym:
{envoy}, {envoi}]

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "envoy":
agent, ambassador, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache,
bearer, career diplomat, carrier, chancellor, charge,
commercial attache, commissar, commissary, commissionaire,
commissioner, consul, consul general, consular agent, councillor,
courier, delegate, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent,
diplomatist, emissary, envoy extraordinary,
foreign service officer, herald, internuncio, legate, messenger,
military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary,
minister resident, nuncio, plenipotentiary, representative,
resident, secretary, secretary of legation, vice-consul,
vice-legate

{Motorola}'s integrated personal wireless communicator. Envoy
is a {personal digital assistant} which incorporates two-way
wireless and wireline communication. It was announced on 7
March 1994 and released in the third quarter of 1994. It runs
{Genral Magic}'s {Magic Cap} {operating system} and
Telescript(TM) communications language on Motorola's {Dragon}
chip set. This includes the highly integrated {Motorola
68349} processor and a special purpose {application specific
integrated circuit} (ASIC) referred to as Astro. This chip
set was designed specifically for {Magic Cap} and
{Telescript}.

A user can write on the Envoy communicator with the
accompanying stylus or a finger, to type and select or move
objects on its screen. An on-screen keyboard can be used to
input information, draw or write personal notations, or send
handwritten messages and faxes.

Envoy can send a wireless message to another Envoy, {PC} or
fax; broadcast a message to a group, with each member of that
group receiving the message in their preferred format; gather
information based on your requirements; schedule a meeting and
automatically invite attendees; screen, route and organise
messages; send a business card to another Envoy across a
conference room table; access real-time scheduling and pricing
information for US airline flights, then order tickets via fax
or {electronic mail}; keep track of contacts through an
address book; receive daily news summaries and stock
information; capture, organize and review business and
personal expenses on-the-go; gather, edit and analyze
information in spreadsheets and graphs compatible with {Lotus
1-2-3} and {Excel}; shop in an electronic mall.

{(http://motorola.com/MIMS/WDG/Technology/Envoy/)}.

[Was it released in Q3 '94?]

(1995-01-18)



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