screen·​ing ˈskrē-niŋ How to pronounce screening (audio)
: the act or process of one that screens
screenings plural in form but singular or plural in construction : material (such as waste or fine coal) separated out by means of a screen
: metal or plastic mesh (as for window screens)
: a showing of a motion picture

Examples of screening in a Sentence

methods of screening for cancer Players must pass three random drug screenings. Federal agents handle passenger and luggage screening at the airport. The company will be conducting applicant screenings Wednesday.
Recent Examples on the Web The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted a screening of the movie on Sunday afternoon, with Hawke sticking around for a discussion afterward. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 June 2024 Save a Life Foundation is holding a free cardiac screening from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on June 23 in the Miramar College gymnasium. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2024 The Scandal alum, 51, brought his 14-year-old daughter Malina as his plus-one to a special screening of his new film Ezra on Thursday, May 30, in New York City. Emma Aerin Becker, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 Two stagehands came onstage and removed the dress as Dreyfuss mimicked a striptease before putting on a blazer and taking his seat ahead of the screening. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for screening 

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of screening was in 1651

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“Screening.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


screen·​ing ˈskrē-niŋ How to pronounce screening (audio)
: a net (as of metal or plastic) used especially for screens
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