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ˈskri nɪŋscreen·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. screening, showing, viewingnoun

    the display of a motion picture

  2. screeningnoun

    fabric of metal or plastic mesh

  3. cover, covering, screening, maskingnoun

    the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

    "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

  4. screeningnoun

    testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics


  1. Screeningnoun

    the process of examining or testing objects methodically to find those having desirable properties. See screen. In the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical screening involves testing a large number of samples of substances to find those having desirable pharmacological activity; those samples which have the property sought are called active or positive in the screen. The substances tested may be pure compounds with known structure, mixtures of pure compounds, or complex mixtures obtained by extraction from living organisms. There are often additional sets of test performed on active samples, called counterscreening to eliminate those samples that may also possess undesirable properties. In the case of screening of mixtures from living organisms, a type of counterscreening called dereplication is usually performed, to determine if the active sample contains a known compound which has previously been studied.


  1. screeningnoun

    Mesh material that is used to screen (as in a "screen door").

    I'll have to buy some screening and fix the doors before mosquito season starts.

  2. screeningnoun

    The process of checking or filtering.

    The airports are slow now because the pre-boarding screening is so inefficient.

  3. screeningnoun

    The showing of a film

  4. screeningnoun

    The examination and treatment of a material to detect and remove unwanted fractions

  5. screeningnoun


  6. screeningnoun

    Material removed by such a process

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screening

    of Screen


  1. Screening

    Screening, in medicine, is a strategy used in a population to identify an unrecognised disease in individuals without signs or symptoms. This can include individuals with pre-symptomatic or unrecognised symptomatic disease. As such, screening tests are somewhat unique in that they are performed on persons apparently in good health. Screening interventions are designed to identify disease in a community early, thus enabling earlier intervention and management in the hope to reduce mortality and suffering from a disease. Although screening may lead to an earlier diagnosis, not all screening tests have been shown to benefit the person being screened; overdiagnosis, misdiagnosis, and creating a false sense of security are some potential adverse effects of screening. For these reasons, a test used in a screening program, especially for a disease with low incidence, must have good sensitivity in addition to acceptable specificity. Several types of screening exist: universal screening involves screening of all individuals in a certain category. Case finding involves screening a smaller group of people based on the presence of risk factors. Screening interventions are not designed to be diagnostic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of screening in a Sentence

  1. Otis Brawley:

    In the 1960s and 1970s, we stopped doing chest X-ray screening for lung cancer because, after 20 years of doing it, we finally got around to doing an assessment and we found the death rates were higher in the screened versus the unscreened group.

  2. Marty Lenss:

    The Travel Well program will provide an efficient approach to screening passengers and employees, mercy established the protocols at their hospital and clinics as part of its COVID-19 response to ensure the safety of its staff and patients.

  3. Roger Chou:

    It would be helpful to have research looking to see whether screening interventions coupled with strategies to increase uptake of recommended evaluations and treatments may be more effective in improving outcomes.

  4. Zuri Murrell:

    I always tell individuals and my own patients, you never want to die from fear and you never want to die from embarrassment, it still angers me that this is the number two killer of men and women because it’s really preventable in terms of diet and in terms of getting appropriate screening. It shouldn’t be this way.

  5. Kristen Kish in a statement:

    We implemented daily temperature checks in our operations locations as an additional preventative measure to support the health and safety of our employees who continue to provide a critical service in our communities, we are now implementing the use of thermal cameras for temperature screening to create a more streamlined experience at some of our sites.

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  • tarkastus, suojausFinnish
  • protection, projectionFrench
  • סְרִיקָהHebrew
  • triagemPortuguese
  • просмо́тр, отбо́р, экрани́рование, засло́нка, экраниза́ция, скри́нингRussian
  • probir, perlustracija, skrining, projekcijaSerbo-Croatian
  • screeningSwedish

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