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 How to pronounce screen-test (audio) \ transitive verb

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There's a private room to create your own 90-second screen tests, using props like Hershey's bars, Brillo boxes, Polaroid cameras, and other Warhol paraphernalia. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Andy Warhol Fans Have Two New Must-See Shows," 25 Apr. 2019 Among the older generation, 408, or 17 percent, had high scores on depression screening tests, as compared to 45, or 25 percent, of the current generation. Fox News, "Pregnant millennials more likely to be depressed than previous generations, study says," 16 July 2018 Because women can be judged more harshly than men in the kind of screen testing Lake describes, those early person-to-person interactions can help shape public perception. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "How did ‘likability’ become a thing for women in politics?," 18 Jan. 2019 At the studio, clutching her seven-year-old daughter before her screen test, Maria whispered to her to think of the death of the family dog. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "What Really Happened to Natalie Wood?," 29 Nov. 2018 Patients visit imaging centers for diagnostic and screening tests that require ultrasounds, MRIs or CT scans. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals," 27 Dec. 2018 EnChroma does not endorse the use of our glasses on such color blindness screening tests. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Spanish scientists: EnChroma glasses won’t fix your color blindness," 6 Nov. 2018 It’s estimated that the 2007 Medicare reimbursement cuts ultimately led to 800,000 fewer DXA scans than expected, screening tests that might have prevented 12,000 fractures. Farah Naz Khan, Vox, "Doctors are blasé about bone health and it’s leading to more broken bones in the elderly," 30 July 2018 Researchers, meanwhile, are digging into the underlying mechanisms in hopes of creating screening tests to determine which patients are vulnerable to complications. Laurie Mcginley, Washington Post, "New cancer treatments have perplexing side effects," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of screen test

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of screen test was in 1917

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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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