American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The design and placement of windows in a building.
- n. An opening in the surface of a structure, as in a membrane.
- n. The surgical creation of an artificial opening in the bony part of the inner ear so as to improve or restore hearing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In arch.:
- n. A design in which the windows are arranged to form the principal feature.
- n. The series or arrangement of windows in a building.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, the state of being fenestral or provided with fenestræ.
- n. architecture The arrangement of windows and other openings in a building.
- n. surgery 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.
- n. (Anat.) The state or condition of being fenestrated.
- n. the arrangement of windows in a building
- n. surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis
- Latin fenestratio (Wiktionary)
“I do hope you won't mind me butting in here: I think the fenestration is of less importance than the existence of the Turdus Merula just visible under the fourth fence rail on the right.”
“Unfortunately, the kids 'space could have been much improved if the building design hadn't been negatively impacted by foolish conceits about historic design which determined the fenestration of the basement wall on the south side.”
“John: is changing his idea of making fenestration translucent on the ground level and transparent on the top.”
“Ground floor glazing is translucent to "protect privacy," whereas the upper floor has transparent fenestration, inviting the view.”
“The different components, different materials and fenestration—they help break down the buildings' mass.”
“On a bright summer evening the massive, pioneering fenestration of Bess of Hardwick's pile really does live up to the old local rhyme "Hardwick Hall – more glass than wall".”
“Still, this bright beachfront beauty was spotless, featured two dishwashers, something called a "pasta faucet" and enough fenestration to keep Windex in production for centuries.”
“This roadside public face has little fenestration in contrast to the all-glass private side, which takes advantage of views facing the forest, the stream and diffuse northern light.”
“Typically Smythsonian with lofty chimneys and huge fenestration, it is now owned by the wealthy family whose gigantic engineering equipment works is visible towards Rocester when we look south from our summit point.”
“The relatively simple renderings I have seen suggest typical modern detailing and fenestration.”
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