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Screen

Definition

[n] something that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
[n] protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)
[n] a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
[n] partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
[n] display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created
[n] a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
[n] a door that is a screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open door; "he heard the screen slam as she left"
[n] a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
[v] examine methodically; test for suitability
[v] protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
[v] separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
[v] prevent from entering, as of light
[v] project onto a screen for viewing; of films
[v] examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
[v] test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

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