help screen


plural help screens
: a screen (see screen entry 1 sense 4b) of explanatory material that can be accessed within a computer application or system and that provides information about how to use the application or system
I'm a fan of games that introduce a concept piece by piece and don't shove everything the game has to offer on a help screen all at once.Michael Cheng
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Examples of help screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hundreds of truckloads of aid for Gaza stuck as more lives lost to malnutrition, some aid organizations say Canada and the European Union have recently resumed funding to UNRWA and the agency has agreed to allow EU officials to help screen employees for possible extremist links. Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2024 To boost output even more, staffers with previous asylum training have been reassigned to border cases to help screen migrants. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2024 This can help screen candidates at scale and provide a consistent experience for all applicants. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Many companies use applicant tracking systems to help screen candidates’ applications for relevant skills and weed out those that don’t match certain keywords. Emmy Lucas, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 In our practice, these appointments help screen for postpartum depression and anxiety and help address other maternal health issues. Andrea Ippolito, STAT, 1 Sep. 2023 Here's what happens next About 1,000 asylum officers were being sent to Border Patrol and immigration detention facilities to help screen asylum requests, Mayorkas said. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 11 May 2023 To manage this high volume, tech leaders can utilize a number of methods to bolster their hiring process, including enhancing their job descriptions, tapping tech to help screen resumes and implementing a quick-moving hiring process. Linda Brooks, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Some are being sold to Orion Entrance Controls to help screen people who enter and leave buildings. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Apr. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of help screen was in 1982

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“Help screen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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