split screen

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noun

Also called composite shot. Movies, Television. a type of process photography in which two or more shots are juxtaposed and projected simultaneously on the screen.
Computers. a mode of operation that uses windows to enable simultaneous viewing of two or more displays on the same screen.

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Contemporary Examples of split screen

  • My father is now at home in Chicago, watching Egypt obsessively on a split-screen TV.

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    Egypt Revolt: American Dreams of Cairo

    Kareem Saleh

    January 31, 2011

  • You had to adapt yourself to the split-screen, the mash-up, the Internet technological ingeniousness of it all.

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    Telling the Boss Off

    Lee Siegel

    January 16, 2010

  • You know, Dave, I just love that split-screen telethon look with Frank in L.A. talking to Joey in Atlantic City.

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    "Dave's Whipping Boy"

    Paul Shaffer

    October 2, 2009

  • This split-screen presidential transition is different from others.

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    America Suddenly Has Two Presidents

    Julian Zelizer

    November 29, 2008

  • In the split-screen debate, McCain was so hot under the collar his head looked about to pop off.

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    Cool Hand Barack

    Brad Gooch

    November 5, 2008

Historical Examples of split screen

  • On the other half of the split-screen, Tjan beamed sunnily at them.

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    Cory Doctorow