Definition of on-screen in English:

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(also on screen or onscreen)

adjective& adverb

1Shown or appearing in a movie or television program: [as adjective]: on-screen violence
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  • Soaps have also seen a significant rise while there has been a steady increase in on-screen violence in films shown on TV.
  • The fold of flesh and film mean that all on-screen signifieds represent nothing of their own essence.
  • We've also started to plug the next programme on-screen during the preceding one.
1.1Making use of or performed with the aid of a video screen: [as adjective]: on-screen editing facilities
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  • Using this configuration, many of Samus' weapons and abilities are handled via on-screen touch screen options.
  • The DS is a dual-screened system, with one screen facilitating touch input using either a stylus or an on-screen keyboard.
  • Along with that, the system uses a piece of middleware called CDS to run the on-screen guide.

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Syllabification: on-screen

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