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A trademark for any of a series of GUIs or GUI-based computer operating systems.


pl n
denoting a VDU display in which some areas may be manipulated separately from the rest of the display area


(ˈwɪn doʊz)
Trademark. any of several microcomputer operating systems or environments featuring a graphical user interface: developed by Microsoft Corporation.
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Noun1.Windows - (trademark) an operating system with a graphical user interface
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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