defenestration definition

  • noun:
    • An act of putting some one or something like that off a window.
    • The act of tossing one thing, or some one, out of a window.
    • much talked about removal of a person from a company.
    • The act of the removal of the Microsoft Windows operating system from a computer in order to install an alternative one.
    • the work of throwing (some thing or some body) from a window.
    • The act of putting out of the window: since, the defenestration of Prague in 1618, when Bohemian insurgents split a meeting of imperial commissioners and put two of the number out from the window, an act which preluded the Thirty Years' war.
    • the act of throwing somebody or something like that out-of a window

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