Definition of screening in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskriːnɪŋ/


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.

Words that rhyme with screening

greening, leaning, meaning, overweening, spring-cleaning

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