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Window

A brokerage firm's cashier department, where delivery of securities and settlement of transactions take place.
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Window

1. A physical place at a bank or brokerage where a customer goes to receive services. For example, a client may approach a window at a bank to deposit a check or make a withdrawal. Likewise, a client goes to a window at a brokerage to settle an account or deliver and receive securities.

2. A time during which it would be advantageous to conduct a certain transaction. For example, an investor has a window in which to make a profit on a security by buying while the price tends to rise and selling when it tends to fall.
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window

A period of time during which an action can be expected to generate a successful result. For example, underwriters may have a window for corporate debt issues sandwiched between two periods of heavy U.S. Treasury offerings.
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References in classic literature ?
Swiftly and furtively the man stood suddenly erect, and began to push the window slowly up.
If you go near enough you'll see the candle burning in the window."
Incautiously her head had risen to the middle of the window.
The one door leading out of it was open, as I had expected it would be, in order to let the air through the back window into the house.
"It's the light in the lodge window. We shall get a good cup of tea after a bit, at all events."
Grewgious, who had asked all these questions, with his preoccupied glance directed out at window.
Crackit went to the window, and shaking all over, drew in his head.
Remembering who smoked cigarettes and who smoked cigars, I inferred immediately that the Count had come out first to look and listen under my window, and that Sir Percival had afterwards joined him.
"Could that window have been closed and refastened after the flight of the assassin?" asked Rouletabille.
They now thought of placing the boxes across the gutter, so that they nearly reached from one window to the other, and looked just like two walls of flowers.
She must have passed the window many times before I noticed her.
On the same day when Captain Wragge completed the last entry in his Chronicle of Events, a woman appeared at the window of one of the houses in Vauxhall Walk, and removed from the glass a printed paper which had been wafered to it announcing that Apartments were to be let.