Window definitions

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The area or space immediately behind a window, especially at the front of a shop.

Goods displayed in the window.

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A means of access or observation.

St. Petersburg was Peter the Great's window onto the Baltic.

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An interval of time during which an activity can or must take place.

A window of opportunity for a space mission; a window of vulnerability when the air force was subject to attack.

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Strips of foil dropped from an aircraft to confuse enemy radar; chaff.
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A range of electromagnetic frequencies that pass unobstructed through a planetary atmosphere.
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A rectangular area on a screen in which a document, database, or application can be viewed independently of the other such areas.
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The transparent panel of a window envelope.
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Any portion of the frequency spectrum of the earth's atmosphere through which light, heat, or radio waves can penetrate to the earth's surface due to the low absorption or dissipation of electromagnetic energy in this particular portion.
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A discrete, typically rectangular, display of data appearing on a computer screen: in many GUIs, several windows may appear side by side.
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To provide with a window or windows.
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The definition of a window is a pane of glass or plastic in a house, car or other structure, or something you look through, either literally or metaphorically, to see what is on the other side.

An example of a window is the glass on the front or back of your house that allows you to look out.

An example of a window is the eyes, which are said to be windows to the soul because looking into someone's eyes helps you to understand the person.

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An opening or opportunity for passage of data frames or packets without the requirement for an acknowledgement from the receiving device. See modulo and TCP.
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An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
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An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
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An opening or opportunity for passage of a range of wavelengths in a fiber optic transmission system (FOTS). For example, a laser diode might fire at 1550 nm, referring to a range of wavelengths with a nominal center point of 1550 nm. A light-emitting diode (LED) might fire at 850 nm, and a vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) at 1300 nm or 1310 nm. The ITU-T has established a number of standard windows, as detailed in Table W-1. Generally speaking, the higher the transmission window (i.e., the longer the wavelength and lower the frequency), the less the signal attenuation, but the more expensive the associated electronics. See also attenuation, FOTS, frequency, laser diode, LED, VCSEL, and wavelength.
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An opening constructed in a wall, door, or roof that functions to admit light or air to an enclosure and is often framed and spanned with glass mounted to permit opening and closing.
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A framework enclosing a pane of glass for such an opening; a sash.
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A pane of glass or similar material enclosed in such a framework.

The ball broke the window.

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An opening or transparent part that resembles a window in function or appearance.

A sail window.

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The transparent panel on a window envelope.
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A launch window.
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An area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must pass in order to return safely.
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An opening in a building, vehicle, or container, for letting in light or air or for looking through, usually having a pane or panes of glass, etc. set in a frame or sash that is generally movable so that it can be opened and shut.
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Any of these panes, or the sash or sashes in their casement.
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Any similar opening, as that before a bank teller.
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An opening, period of time, etc. for access.

A window of opportunity.

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Any device put into the atmosphere to yield a perceptible radar echo, usually used for tracking an airborne object or as a tracer of wind.
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(1) A time period. For example, a "window of opportunity" implies a favorable time.
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A period of time when something is available.

Launch window; window of opportunity.

I have a two-hour window when my wife's out of the house if you want to come round an fool about.

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(graphical user interface) A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
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To furnish with windows.
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To place at or in a window.

Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see / Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down / His corrigible neck? "” Shakespeare.

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Origin of window

From Middle English windowe, windohe, windoge, from Old Norse vindauga (“window", literally “wind-eye", "wind-aperture", "wind-hole"), equivalent to wind +"Ž eye. Cognate with Scots wyndo, wyndok, winnock (“window"), Icelandic vindauga (“window"), Norwegian vindauga, vindu (“window"), Danish vindue (“window"), old German Windauge. The “windows" in these times were just unglazed holes (eyes) in the wall or roof that permitted wind to pass through.