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SCREENING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does screening mean? 

SCREENING (noun)
  The noun SCREENING has 4 senses:

1. the display of a motion picture
2. fabric of metal or plastic mesh
3. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
4. testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics

  Familiarity information: SCREENING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCREENING (noun)


Sense 1screening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The display of a motion picture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

screening; showing; viewing

Hypernyms ("screening" is a kind of...):

display (exhibiting openly in public view)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "screening"):

preview (a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public)


Sense 2screening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fabric of metal or plastic mesh

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("screening" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

Holonyms ("screening" is a substance of...):

screen (protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects))


Sense 3screening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

masking; cover; covering; screening

Context example:

the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Hypernyms ("screening" is a kind of...):

concealing; concealment; hiding (the activity of keeping something secret)


Sense 4screening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("screening" is a kind of...):

testing (an examination of the characteristics of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "screening"):

genetic screening (analyzing a group of people to determine genetic susceptibility to a particular disease)


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