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  1. the act or work of a person who screens, as in ascertaining the character and competence of applicants, employees, etc.
  2. the showing of a motion picture: There will be screenings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  3. 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.
  4. the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.
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Origin of screening

First recorded in 1715–25; screen + -ing1
Related formspre·screen·ing, noun
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Related Words for screenings

web, chain, system, grid, organization, net, structure, shale, sand, convolution, nexus, plexus, wattle, circuitry, fabric, arrangement, crisscross, complex, maze, fiber

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Contemporary Examples of screenings

Historical Examples of screenings

  • 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


pl n
  1. refuse separated by sifting
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screenings in Medicine


  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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