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sliding window

(1) A communications protocol that transmits multiple packets before acknowledgment. Both ends keep track of packets sent and acknowledged (left of window), those which have been sent and not acknowledged (in window) and those not yet sent (right of window).

(2) A view of memory that can be instantly shifted to another location.

sliding sash

A window or door which moves horizontally in grooves or between runners.
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We have shown how a distributed system may be represented by using the notation of the weakest precondition calculus through the example of sliding window protocol.
Bandyopadhyay, A mathematical model for the specification of sliding window protocol, In Proc.
The relevance is in the sense that the query shipping versus data shipping versus hybrid approaches in query processing bear a resemblance to our subscription, demand, and sliding window protocols.