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Dictionary definition for: Window

1. (n) a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

2. (n) a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

3. (n) a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material

4. (n) an opening that resembles a window in appearance or function; "he could see them through a window in the trees"

5. (n) the time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something; "the expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves" "they had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded"

6. (n) a pane in a window; "the ball shattered the window"

7. (n) an opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air) "he stuck his head in the window"

8. (n) (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen

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