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 for windowing system
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  window system
  windowing
  windowing system
  
      Software which allows a computer's
     display to be divided into rectangular areas which act like a
     separate input/output devices under the control of different
     application programs.  This gives the user the ability to see
     the output of several processes at once and to choose which one
     will receive input by selecting its window, usually by pointing at
     it with a mouse.
  
     Examples are the X Window System, proprietary systems on the
     Macintosh and NeXT, NeWS on Suns, RISC OS on the
     Archimedes and Microsoft Windows.  See also WIMP.
  
     (2015-03-07)
  

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