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[skree-ning] /ˈskri nɪŋ/
the act or work of a person who screens, as in ascertaining the character and competence of applicants, employees, etc.
the showing of a motion picture:
There will be screenings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
screenings, (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen or sieve:
    screenings of imperfect grain.
  2. extremely fine coal.
the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.
Origin of screening
First recorded in 1715-25; screen + -ing1
Related forms
prescreening, noun Unabridged
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  • For this purpose clay or the screenings from some other variety of stone may be utilized.

  • As the screenings are spread they are rolled to work them into the voids.

  • Of course in screenings, there is always considerable real wheat, though the grains are small.

  • These little grains among the screenings are the children, and they are the missionaries' hope.

  • Eight culverts, having an aggregate length of 306 ft. were built, using a mixture of Portland cement and limestone and screenings.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for screenings


plural noun
refuse separated by sifting
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screenings in Medicine

screening n.

  1. The examination of a group of usually asymptomatic individuals to detect those with a high probability of having or developing a given disease.

  2. The initial evaluation of an individual, intended to determine suitability for a particular treatment modality.

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