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window

noun [C]  us   /ˈwɪn·doʊ/

window noun [C] (OPENING)

an opening in the wall of a building or vehicle, usually covered with glass, to let light and air in and to allow people inside to see out: to open/close a window From her bedroom window she could see a lovely garden. In a store, a window is the large glass-covered front behind which goods for sale are usually shown: We walked along Fifth Avenue, looking in the shop windows. A window is also a period when there is an unusual opportunity to do something: If a window of opportunity presents itself, I’d be a fool not to take advantage of it.

window noun [C] (COMPUTER)

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