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terminal window(1) In a remote control operation, a terminal window displays the screen of the remote machine it is controlling. See remote control software.
(2) For local or remote execution of a program, it is a window in a graphical interface that is used to display a command line. For example, in Unix/Linux environments, the terminal window is widely used by developers to perform myriad maintenance operations in local and remote computers; the same way the DOS command line is used in Windows. See command line.
|A Mac Terminal Window for Local Execution|
|This terminal window on the Mac presents the Unix command line. Note the Microsoft Windows XP.pvs file. PVS is a Parallels configuration file, and Windows XP is running in the Parallels virtual machine monitor in this Mac. See bash shell.|
|Terminal Windows for Remote Execution|
|The two X Window "xterm" windows (top and bottom) display output from applications in two remote servers. They emulate input/output terminals and provide command lines for launching apps. (Screen shot courtesy of Peter Hermsen.)|
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In a church, a window that is at the end of an aisle or transept.
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