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

Examples of split screen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This required playing together in split screen, which turned out to be too much of a strain on my eyes and attention. Tom Vanderbilt, Wired, "‘Wait, Sylvie’s Dad Plays?!’ The Joy of Fortnite Parenting," 19 Oct. 2020 Then a meme began widely circulating showing Mike and Greg Pence standing together, above a split screen of Harris and herself. Chris Sikich, The Indianapolis Star, "Jeannine Lake is an Indiana Black woman running for Congress. She gets racist phone calls.," 15 Oct. 2020 On October 13, 1960, John Kennedy and Richard Nixon conducted their third debate by split screen with the Democrat in New York and the Republican in Los Angeles. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Biden Should Be Worried," 2 Oct. 2020 Often, a split screen shows non-live footage of looting. Judy Berman, Time, "Where You Watch the George Floyd Protests Matters. Here's Why," 5 June 2020 For the final 30 seconds of his one-lap qualifying effort for the Bathurst 1000, the video goes to split screen, showing Lacroix almost paralyzed with nerves, his focus transfixed on the screen. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "How three-time Supercars champ Scott McLaughlin became Team Penske's first rookie since 1999," 23 Oct. 2020 The provocations of the split screen remind us of this. Laurence Scott, Wired, "How We Came to Live in a Split-Screen Reality," 11 Oct. 2020 Kennedy was in New York, whereas Nixon was in Los Angeles, and the two were shown on a split screen. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Virtual debates aren't new. Sixty years ago, Kennedy and Nixon debated 3,000 miles apart," 8 Oct. 2020 For much of the debate, the candidates let the split screen do the talking for them. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence takeaways: Coronavirus, ‘I’m speaking’ and California’s cameo," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of split screen

1944, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2020

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“Split screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20screen. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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