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screening Syllabification: screen·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskrēniNG/

Definition of screening in English:


1A showing of a movie, video, or television program.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2The evaluation or investigation of something as part of a methodical survey, to assess suitability for a particular role or purpose.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2.1The testing of a person or group of people for the presence of a disease or other condition: prenatal screening for Down syndrome
More example sentences
  • 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.
3 (screenings) Refuse separated by sieving grain.

Words that rhyme with screening

greening, leaning, meaning, overweening, spring-cleaning
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