screen saver

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of screen saver

:a computer program that usually displays various images on the screen of a computer that is on but not in use

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First Known Use of screen saver

1981


SCREEN SAVER Defined for English Language Learners

screen saver

noun

Definition of screen saver for English Language Learners

  • : a computer program that shows a moving image or set of images on a computer screen when the computer is on but is not being used


SCREEN SAVER Defined for Kids

screen saver

noun

Definition of screen saver for Students

:a computer program that usually displays images on the screen of a computer that is on but not in use so as to prevent damage to the screen

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