noun screen·ing \ˈskrē-niŋ\
: 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
: the act or process of one that screens
plural but sing or plural in constr : material (as waste or fine coal) separated out by means of a screen
: metal or plastic mesh (as for window screens)
: a showing of a motion picture
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Examples of SCREENING
- methods of screening for cancer
- Players must pass three random drug screenings.
- Federal agents handle passenger and luggage screening at the airport.
- The company will be conducting applicant screenings Wednesday.
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