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verb (defenestrat, ing)
  1. To eject or throw (someone or something) from a window.
    • "I defenestrated a clock to see if time flies"
    • : Lane Smith, quoted in "Who's News", Time for Kids, September 25, 1998
      1. (context, computing, jocular, slang) To stop using the Windows operating system.
    • "...enable one-click uninstalls of unwanted OS and application features with a Defenestrate icon."
    • : Packet Rat: Judge Rat calls for a Microsoft defenestration, Government Computer News, July 23, 2001 http://www.gcn.com/print/vol20_no20a/4695-1.html
    • "What's needed is defenestration -- throwing out the Windows mindset along with Microsoft's licenses and software"
    • : Murphy P. What Does Linux Cost? LinuxInsider?, Februrary 12, 2004 http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/32844.html
    • "...defenestration is starting to be linked to the throwing out of Windows software."
    • : Braue D, Gray P, Colquhoun L, Douglas J-V. Leaders of the pack. MIS Australia, December 1, 2005 http://www.misweb.com/magarticle.asp?doc_id=25322&rgid=2&listed_months=0
Translations: 
  • French: défenestrer
  • German: defenestrieren
  • Italian: defenestrare
  • Spanish: defenestrar
Etymology: (back-form, defenestration, nodot=3), from (term, de-, , out, lang=la), + (term, fenestra, , window, lang=la).


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