split screen

noun

Definition of split screen 

: a film or video technique in which the frame is divided into discrete nonoverlapping images also : the visual composition based on this technique

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The visual emphasizes KingJet's versatility, featuring a combination of city landscapes, empty parking lots and swaying palm trees between alternating staticky split screens. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "KingJet Releases Chill New Video For 'All Gone': Exclusive Premiere," 9 July 2018 The split screen between them captured every emotion along the way so that no raw word or wet tear was missed. Justin Kirkland, USA TODAY, "Is it time to stop watching 'The Bachelor?'," 6 Mar. 2018 And the couple spent the day split screen with violence in Gaza at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem earlier this month. Hunter Schwarz, CNN, "The Kardashians and politics don't always mix, but Kim's push for prison reform could be different," 30 May 2018 Navigation defaults to a split screen, and returns when there is an upcoming turn or change in direction or road identifier. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2017 Toyota Highlander isn't as fresh as the three-row competition," 31 May 2017 But then one day in March 2016, on air at CNN, Carpenter shared a split screen with a Trump supporter, who hit her with a barrage of questions about the affair that had never happened. Elizabeth Kiefer, refinery29.com, "Amanda Carpenter On Our Broken Political System & Why We Love It When Trump Lies," 1 May 2018 Just tap the recent apps button and press the multi-window symbol in the app’s title bar to launch it in split screen mode. Time, "5 Things About the Samsung Galaxy S9 I Like Better Than Apple's iPhone X," 9 Mar. 2018 A year later, York complained that Turner Broadcasting had struck a deal with Apple TV to allow viewers to watch NCAA basketball tournament games on a split screen. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "AT&T executive grilled over email calling content providers 'shortsighted whores'," 5 Apr. 2018 The name-check sets up a later scene in which Alvy and Annie — played, of course, by Mr. Allen and Diane Keaton — are shown, via split screen, in contrasting therapy sessions. A.o. Scott, New York Times, "Is Woody Allen a Great Filmmaker? Discuss," 21 Feb. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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