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screening

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noun screen·ing \ˈskrē-niŋ\

Simple Definition of screening

  • : an event in which a movie is shown to an audience

  • : the act of doing a test on a person or a person's blood, urine, etc., to look for evidence of a disease, illegal drug, etc.

  • : the act of examining people or things in order to decide if they are suitable for a particular purpose

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of screening

  1. 1 :  the act or process of one that screens

  2. 2 plural but sing or plural in constr :  material (as waste or fine coal) separated out by means of a screen

  3. 3 :  metal or plastic mesh (as for window screens)

  4. 4 :  a showing of a motion picture

Examples of screening in a sentence

  1. methods of screening for cancer

  2. Players must pass three random drug screenings.

  3. Federal agents handle passenger and luggage screening at the airport.

  4. The company will be conducting applicant screenings Wednesday.



1725

First Known Use of screening

1725

Rhymes with screening



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