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window

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈwɪndəʊ/
IT one of the separate areas that can be opened and moved around on a computer screen to use particular programs: The information appeared in a new window. click on/close/open a window maximize/minimize/move a window enlarge/reduce a window →  Compare tab noun
a short period in between other activities when there is an opportunity to do something: I have a window on Thursday morning, so we could meet then. The difficult economic conditions provide a window of opportunity for longterm investors.
COMMERCE the large area of glass at the front of a store behind which goods are displayed: Could I try on the dress in the window? Stores don't tend to put anything above a size 8 in their window displays.
→  See also discount window , drive-up window
(Definition of window from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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