Associations to the word «Screening»


SCREENING, noun. (uncountable) Mesh material that is used to screen (as in a "screen door").
SCREENING, noun. The process of checking or filtering.
SCREENING, noun. The showing of a film
SCREENING, noun. The examination and treatment of a material to detect and remove unwanted fractions
SCREENING, noun. (in the plural) Material removed by such a process; refuse left after screening sand, coal, ashes, etc.
SCREENING, noun. (soccer) shielding
SCREENING, verb. Present participle of screen
SCREENING IN, verb. Present participle of screen in
SCREENING LENGTH, noun. (military) Distance from the source of a smoke screen to the point downwind where the background begins to become recognizable.
SCREENING ROOM, noun. A room in which films are shown on a large screen for a small private audience.
SCREENING SMOKE, noun. (military) Smoke clouds used by the military for blinding, covering and deception

Dictionary definition

SCREENING, noun. The display of a motion picture.
SCREENING, noun. Fabric of metal or plastic mesh.
SCREENING, noun. The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft".
SCREENING, noun. Testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope