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    skylight/skywindow

    The skylight/skywindow is made of galss to allow light in.



    Hi,

    Does "skylight" and "skywindow" in the above amount to each other to you? Thanks.

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    Smile skylight/skywindow

    The skylight/skywindow is made of glass to allow light in.




    Hi,

    Are skylight and skywindow interchangeable in the above to you? Thanks.

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    Re: skylight/skywindow

    Skylight is fine but skywindow is not normal terminology,use roof window instead. You may also hear the term Velux which is the name of a manufacturer of roof windows and has become a generic term, like Hoover for a vacuum cleaner.

    Frank

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    Re: skylight/skywindow

    Quote Originally Posted by Flittle View Post
    Skylight is fine but skywindow is not normal terminology,use roof window instead. You may also hear the term Velux which is the name of a manufacturer of roof windows and has become a generic term, like Hoover for a vacuum cleaner.

    Frank
    Thanks, Flittle.

    To make sure, does "skywindow" only apply to cars?

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    Re: skylight/skywindow

    Hi angliholic,

    You might open the following link alone:

    Skywindow - Atlite Skylites

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: skylight/skywindow

    Interesting the link. I note the site is Australian and perhaps that term is common there. Never heard it used in England. Sunroof is often used for the one in the car.

    Frank
    Last edited by Flittle; 05-Feb-2008 at 12:12. Reason: additional information.

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    Re: skylight/skywindow

    It has been suggested that SkyWindow might be an Australian term. As a long term Australian resident I can assure it is not in common use, and in the Website to which the link refers, SkyWindow is a trade name - not a generic term.
    I would suggest you keep using skylight - or on a car - a sunroof.


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    #8

    Re: skylight/skywindow

    I don't think so. Skyline is the line defined by high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in the horizon, against the sky. Skywindow must be a window in the roof of a house, though I haven't found it in my dictionary.

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