- 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)
- undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen or sieve: screenings of imperfect grain.
- extremely fine coal.
- the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.
Origin of screening
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Examples from the Web for screenings
And as far as security at the screenings goes, League says his theaters have taken the necessary precautions.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
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In our screenings, he always sits in the same corner chair and always looks hopeful, no matter what the movie.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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People still go to midnight screenings in Frank-N-Furter costumes and throw rice.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie
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About 500 screenings have been requested nationwide, with more than 32,000 tickets pre-reserved.Girl Rising Documentary: Social-Media Marketing Phenomenon
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The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade generally splits its funding for screenings and science equally.The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says
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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
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- refuse separated by sifting
- 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.
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