the amount of time devoted to a particular actor, topic, plot line, etc., in a film or TV show: The female characters got less screen time than the male characters in all the film festival nominations.
the amount of time a person spends watching or interacting with content on the screen of a computer, phone, TV, gaming console, etc.: How much screen time does the doctor recommend for children under two?
The mystery words on your screenRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Why Do We Call It The “Silver Screen”?Since its introduction in the early 20th century, the film industry’s contributions to the English language have been manifold.
- screen name,
- screen pass,
- screen process,
- screen saver,
- screen test,
- screen trading,
Origin of screen time
First recorded in 1915–20, and in 1990–95for def 2
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