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screen saver

Syllabification: screen sav·er
(also screensaver)

Definition of screen saver in English:

noun

An animation or image that, after a set time, replaces an unchanging computer display.
Example sentences
  • Password-protect your computer when the screen saver is active, so when you're away from your PC, your computer will be locked until you enter the password.
  • Other times, the spyware is secretly hitched to another program that the user does want - often a free screen saver, game or peer-to-peer client.
  • This utility is a wonderful screen saver which shows your favorite nature pictures collections at the computer's idle time.

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