AskDefine | Define fenestration

Dictionary Definition

fenestration

Noun

1 the arrangement of windows in a building
2 surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The arrangement of windows etc in a building.
  2. An opening in the surface of an organ etc; the surgical creation of such an opening, especially one in the bony part of the inner ear made to improve hearing.

Extensive Definition

The word fenestration finds its root in the Latin word for window, fenestra.
  • Products that fill openings in a building envelope, such as windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls, etc., designed to permit the passage of air, light, vehicles, or people.
  • With reference to people, the word defenestration refers to being thrown from a window.
  • The MyMac podcast at MyMac.com contains a regular segment by David Cohen entitled Fenestration, which discusses aspects of using Apple Macintosh computers in a world dominated by PCs running Microsoft Windows.
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1