screen test


Definition of screen test 

: a short film sequence for assessing the ability or suitability of a person for a motion-picture role

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screen-test \ ˈskrēn-​ˈtest \ transitive verb

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Most people should start screening tests for colon and rectal cancers at age 45, rather than waiting for age 50, as long recommended, the American Cancer Society said Wednesday. Kim Painter, USA TODAY, "Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, American Cancer Society urges," 30 May 2018 If a drug passes initial screening tests in vitro, researchers next test it in vivo in live animals to determine the effects of a new drug on a whole system instead of just one cell type at a time. Smithsonian, "How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine," 31 May 2018 The American Cancer Society on Wednesday recommended that people start screening tests for colorectal cancer at age 45, rather than 50, a change prompted by rising rates of the disease among younger people. Marie Mccullough,, "American Cancer Society urges colon cancer screening starting at 45, not 50," 30 May 2018 Willie also arranged a screen test for Gary in Hollywood. Art Rosenbaum, San Francisco Chronicle, "Willie’s day of surprises, Art Rosenbaum, 1964," 2 May 2018 Director Michael Curtiz was very reluctant to cast Crawford, but finally relented after seeing her screen test. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Timeline of the Real Feud Between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford," 22 Feb. 2017 While performing at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, she was named Miss Des Moines and sent to Hollywood for screen tests with the major film companies as part of her prize package. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 4/8," 8 Apr. 2018 Ronny Jackson passed his screen test with President Trump before casting even began. Jill Colvin, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trump selects personal physician Ronny Jackson to head Veteran Affairs," 29 Mar. 2018 Ronny Jackson passed his screen test with President Donald Trump before casting even began. Jill Colvin,, "Veterans Affairs pick impressed Trump when he gave glowing health report," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of screen test

1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of screen test

: a recording of a short performance by an actor that is made with a movie or video camera and that is used to decide if that person should be given a part in a movie

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