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A window is

a framing device on the computer screen that displays information and may set the displayed information apart from other information on the screen.[1]
[a] part of the computer screen that is given over to a different display from the rest of the screen (e.g., a text window in a graphics screen). It can also be a portion of a file or image currently on the screen, when multiple windows are displayed simultaneously.[2]


  1. Apple Computer, Inc. v. Articulate Sys., Inc., 234 F.3d 14, 19, 57 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1057 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (full-text).
  2. Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime, at 255.