screen

[ skreen ]
/ skrin /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be projected on a motion-picture screen.

Nearby words

  1. screech owl,
  2. screeching,
  3. screechingly,
  4. screechy,
  5. screed,
  6. screen actors guild,
  7. screen dump,
  8. screen grid,
  9. screen memory,
  10. screen name

Origin of screen

1350–1400; Middle English screne (noun) < Anglo-French; Old French escren (French écran) < Frankish *skrank, cognate with Old High German scrank barrier (German Schrank cupboard)

SYNONYMS FOR screen
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British Dictionary definitions for rescreen

screen

/ (skriːn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsscreenable, adjectivescreener, nounscreenful, nounscreenlike, adjective

Word Origin for screen

C15: from Old French escren (French écran); related to Old High German skrank, German Schrank cupboard

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Word Origin and History for rescreen
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Medicine definitions for rescreen

screen

[ skrēn ]

n.

One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide.
The white or silver surface on which a picture is projected for viewing.
A screen memory.

v.

To process a group of people in order to select or separate certain individuals from it.
To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.

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Science definitions for rescreen

screen

[ skrēn ]

The surface on which an image is displayed, as on a television, computer monitor, or radar receiver.
An electrode placed between the plate (anode) and the control grid in a tetrode valve, used to reduce the capacitance between the grid and the plate, increasing its ability to respond to high frequencies, especially radio frequencies.
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