screening

[ skree-ning ]
/ ˈskri nɪŋ /

noun

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.

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Origin of screening

First recorded in 1715–25; screen + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM screening

pre·screen·ing, noun

Definition for screening (2 of 2)

screen
[ skreen ]
/ skrin /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be projected on a motion-picture screen.

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)

synonym study for screen

7. See cover.

OTHER WORDS FROM screen

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British Dictionary definitions for screening

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 screening (1 of 2)

screening
[ skrēnĭng ]

n.

The examination of a group of usually asymptomatic individuals to detect those with a high probability of having or developing a given disease.
The initial evaluation of an individual, intended to determine suitability for a particular treatment modality.

Medical definitions for screening (2 of 2)

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 screening

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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