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Noun: screening  skree-ning
  1. The display of a motion picture
    - showing, viewing
     
  2. Fabric of metal or plastic mesh
     
  3. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
    "the screening concealed their guns from enemy aircraft";
    - cover, covering, masking
     
  4. Testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics
Verb: screen  skreen
  1. Check for the presence of disease or infection
    "screen the blood for the HIV virus";
    - test
     
  2. Examine methodically
    "screen the suitcases"
     
  3. Examine in order to test suitability
    "screen these samples";
    - screen out, sieve, sort
     
  4. Project onto a screen for viewing
    "screen a film"
     
  5. Prevent from entering
    "screen the strong sunlight";
    - block out
     
  6. Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
    - riddle
     
  7. Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    - shield

Derived forms: screenings

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], block, canvas, canvass, check, choose, close up, cloth, concealing, concealment, display, examine, fabric, hiding, impede, jam, material, obstruct, obturate, occlude, pick out, protect, select, show, sieve, sift, strain, study, take, testing, textile

Part of: screen

Encyclopedia: Screening

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