What does screening mean?

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ˈskri nɪŋscreen·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. screening, showing, viewing(noun)

    the display of a motion picture

  2. screening(noun)

    fabric of metal or plastic mesh

  3. cover, covering, screening, masking(noun)

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

    "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

  4. screening(noun)

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


  1. Screening(n.)

    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. screening(Noun)

    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. screening(Noun)

    The process of checking or filtering.

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

  3. screening(Noun)

    The showing of a film

  4. screening(Noun)

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

  5. screening(Noun)


  6. screening(Noun)

    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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How to say screening in sign language?

  1. screening


  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. Nazanin Ash:

    You get trapped in a merry-go-round of screening procedures.

  2. Govind Makharia:

    However, there may not be any harm in screening for celiac disease.

  3. Mark Sauer:

    Inherent to (all these types of) screening is knowing the sex as well.

  4. David Grossman:

    There may be circumstances where screening or testing may be appropriate.

  5. Human Rights First:

    This program will turn the credible fear screening process into an absolute farce.

Images & Illustrations of screening

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

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