defenestrate

(redirected from defenestration)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

defenestrate

To remove Windows from a computer. It comes from "defenestration," which means to toss out of a window.
References in periodicals archive ?
To understand the place occupied by Chelcicky in the early fifteenth century, we must also understand the place of subjects among whom he is: those who gathered on Mount Tabor and who attended and participated of the first defenestration of Prague.
An important part," said Sheikh Ali al-Najafi, spokesman for his father Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi, referring to Maliki's defenestration.
But there's a twist: the murder you're trying to solve is your own, after a dramatic defenestration in the first reel.
Partly this was the result of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century dethronement of the autonomous mind, a revolutionary defenestration as to which the Legal Realists had played the role of enthusiastic Jacobins.
It declares certain controversies over and visits serious consequences -- from social ostracism to vocational defenestration -- upon those who refuse to be silenced.
The defenestration of the traditional approach to education has had serious implications not just for education but also for political economy.
Henriksen, "Alcoholic liver injury: defenestration in noncirrhotic livers--a scanning electron microscopic study," Hepatology, vol.
Nobody foresaw the amplitude of anger swelling into defenestration.
This follows the defenestration of the free-market finance minister earlier this week.
Tellingly, Sdech Kan not only embodies the 'man of merit' whose virtues are intimately connected to traditional notions of authority and moral order in Buddhist Southeast Asia, but is also believed to have achieved power by toppling an unjust king--an obvious parallel to Prime Minister Hun Sen's defenestration of Prince Norodom Ranariddh from the governing coalition in 1997.
Septimus, the hopeless isolato, chooses suicide by defenestration and impalement.
First, and relatively unexpectedly, at least for all those people who'd been heavily backing both Nigel Adkins and Mark Hughes to lose their jobs and force payment on this season's Sack Race market, we had the defenestration of Roberto Di Matteo in favour of Rafael Benitez at Chelsea in a definite case of the Europe's luckiest manager replacing Europe's second luckiest manager.