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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  envoy  of  a  ballad  is  the  ``sending''  of  it 
  forth.  --Skeat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  envoy 
  n  1:  a  diplomat  having  less  authority  than  an  ambassador  [syn:  {envoy 
  extraordinary},  {minister  plenipotentiary}] 
  2:  someone  sent  on  a  mission  to  represent  the  interests  of 
  someone  else  [syn:  {emissary}] 
  3:  a  brief  stanza  concluding  certain  forms  of  poetry  [syn:  {envoi}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Envoy 
 
  {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://www.motorola.com/MIMS/WDG/Technology/Envoy/)} 
 
  [Was  it  released  in  Q3  '94?] 
 
  (1995-01-18) 
 
 




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