Definition of screening in English:

screening

Line breaks: screen|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskriːnɪŋ
 
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noun

  • 1A showing of a film, video, or television programme: filmgoers were shut out in droves from the film’s many screenings in Cannes [mass noun]: the less-than-successful screening of the sitcom’s pilot episode
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    • It also seeks to prohibit the screening of films, television programs and advertisements without a license.
    • More than 3,500 video screenings of the programmes are also planned for villages with limited access to TV and radio.
    • A prominent feature of the festivities were public television screenings as cameras filmed a Royal event for the first time.
  • 2 [mass noun] The evaluation or investigation of something as part of a methodical survey, to assess suitability for a particular role or purpose: nowhere is drug screening more common than in the federal criminal justice system
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    • Much of the time is spent on screening and investigation of complaints, after an initial scrutiny to check that a complaint was within the jurisdiction of the office.
    • This article will describe a process of screening and then evaluating research articles for the purpose of making clinical decisions based on available evidence.
    • It can cut the cost of drug screening and assessment because it is computer generated, and does not need a trained professional for administration.
  • 3The testing of a person or group of people for the presence of a disease or other condition: prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome
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    • Papanicolaou test and mammography screenings are current.
    • After an initial screening and baseline blood tests, the patients were randomly divided into four groups.
    • More frequent screenings with mammograms and MRI imaging can lead to early diagnosis.
  • 4 (screenings) Refuse separated by sieving grain.

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