screen

[ skreen ]
/ skrin /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be projected on a motion-picture screen.

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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)

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7. See cover.

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British Dictionary definitions for screen

screen
/ (skriːn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of screen

screenable, 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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Medical definitions for screen

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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Scientific definitions for screen

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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