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viewport

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Pronunciation: /vjuːpɔːt
 
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Definition of viewport in English:

noun

1A window in a spacecraft or in the conning tower of an oil rig.
Example sentences
  • The transport shuntor dove under the Exeter, where its belly became a white ceiling with thousands of viewports and windows, replacing the stars.
  • The alien ship seemed void of any viewports or windows, and had no outward appearance of equipment or sensors of its own.
  • Tree branches crashed through the forward viewport and bulkheads flew around like dangerous missiles.
2 Computing A framed area on a display screen for viewing information.
Example sentences
  • Now, go get your model, if you don't already have a paper space viewport displayed on your screen.
  • Once the user releases the mouse, the box will be deleted from the screen and the viewport will change.
  • The viewports display tiled, and AutoCAD asks you to select horizontal or vertical and where you want the odd-numbered viewport to be displayed.

Words that rhyme with viewport

Newport

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