the design and disposition of windows and other exterior openings of a building.
Furniture. an ornamental motif having the form of a blind arcade or arch, as in medieval cabinetwork.
a perforation in a structure.
an operation to effect such an opening.
Also called fenestration operation, Lempert operation. the creation of an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear to restore hearing loss from otosclerosis.
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How to use fenestration in a sentence
The fenestration of this cathedral of St. Louis reign shows the national art in its prime.How France Built Her Cathedrals | Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
This change in the fenestration restored the building to its appearance as shown in Civil War photographs of the courthouse.The Fairfax County Courthouse | Ross D. Netherton
The fenestration differs in several respects from that of similar houses erected a quarter century later.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia | Frank Cousins
Beautifully tooled, light stone lintels with fine-scale radial scorings greatly enhance the beauty of the fenestration.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia | Frank Cousins
Network double, with a delicate arachnoidal fenestration, filling up the large quadrangular meshes.
British Dictionary definitions for fenestration
the arrangement and design of windows in a building
a surgical operation to restore hearing by making an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear
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