screening

noun screen·ing \ ˈskrē-niŋ \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of screening

1 :the act or process of one that screens
2 screenings plural in form but singular or plural in construction :material (such as waste or fine coal) separated out by means of a screen
3 :metal or plastic mesh (as for window screens)
4 :a showing of a motion picture

Examples of screening in a Sentence

  1. methods of screening for cancer

  2. Players must pass three random drug screenings.

  3. Federal agents handle passenger and luggage screening at the airport.

  4. The company will be conducting applicant screenings Wednesday.

Recent Examples of screening from the Web

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First Known Use of screening

1651


SCREENING Defined for English Language Learners

screening

noun

Definition of screening for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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