- simultaneous display of different portions of one or more files on a screen.
Origin of windowing
- an opening in the wall of a building, the side of a vehicle, etc., for the admission of air or light, or both, commonly fitted with a frame in which are set movable sashes containing panes of glass.
- such an opening with the frame, sashes, and panes of glass, or any other device, by which it is closed.
- the frame, sashes, and panes of glass, or the like, intended to fit such an opening: Finally the builders put in the windows.
- a windowpane.
- anything likened to a window in appearance or function, as a transparent section in an envelope, displaying the address.
- a period of time regarded as highly favorable for initiating or completing something: Investors have a window of perhaps six months before interest rates rise.
- Military. chaff1(def 5).
- Geology. fenster.
- Pharmacology. the drug dosage range that results in a therapeutic effect, a lower dose being insufficient and a higher dose being toxic.
- launch window.
- a specific area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must reenter to arrive safely at its planned destination.
- Computers. a section of a display screen that can be created for viewing information from another part of a file or from another file: The split screen feature enables a user to create two or more windows.
- to furnish with a window or windows.
- Obsolete. to display or put in a window.
Origin of window
Examples from the Web for windowing
That of the Fenstern or Windowing is romantic, and perilous to boot.
- a light framework, made of timber, metal, or plastic, that contains glass or glazed opening frames and is placed in a wall or roof to let in light or air or to see throughRelated adjective: fenestral
- an opening in the wall or roof of a building that is provided to let in light or air or to see through
- See windowpane
- the display space in and directly behind a shop windowthe dress in the window
- any opening or structure resembling a window in function or appearance, such as the transparent area of an envelope revealing an address within
- an opportunity to see or understand something usually unseena window on the workings of Parliament
- a period of unbooked time in a diary, schedule, etc
- short for launch window, weather window
- physics a region of the spectrum in which a medium transmits electromagnetic radiationSee also radio window
- computing an area of a VDU display that may be manipulated separately from the rest of the display area; typically different files can be displayed simultaneously in different overlapping windows
- (modifier) of or relating to a window or windowsa window ledge
- out of the window informal dispensed with; disregarded
- (tr) to furnish with or as if with windows
Word Origin and History for windowing
early 13c., literally "wind eye," from Old Norse vindauga, from vindr "wind" (see wind (n.1)) + auga "eye. (see eye (n.)). Replaced Old English eagþyrl, literally "eye-hole," and eagduru, literally "eye-door."
Originally an unglazed hole in a roof, most Germanic languages adopted a version of Latin fenestra to describe the glass version, and English used fenester as a parallel word till mid-16c. Window dressing is first recorded 1790; figurative sense is from 1898. Window seat is attested from 1778. Window-shopping is recorded from 1922. Window of opportunity (1979) is from earlier figurative use in U.S. space program, e.g. launch window (1965).
- A fenestra.
Idioms and Phrases with windowing
see out the window.