windowing


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windowing

[′win‚dō·iŋ]
(computer science)
The procedure of selecting a portion of a large drawing to be displayed on the screen of a computer graphics system, usually by placing a rectangular window over a compressed version of the entire drawing displayed on the screen.
Dividing an electronic display into areas that display the outputs of different programs and can overlap in the same manner as pieces of paper on a desk, partially concealing the contents of pages underneath.