screen

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
screen

Plural
screens

  1. (technology) A screen is a flat surface for showing pictures, text or video.
    The information appears on the computer screen almost right away.
    I couldn't see the movie because the person in front of me was blocking the screen.
  2. A screen is a flat surface between two areas, often letting something in but keeping something out.
    The hole in the window screen let the bugs in.
    There was a screen around my hospital bed.

Verb[change]

Plain form
screen

Third-person singular
screens

Past tense
screened

Past participle
screened

Present participle
screening

  1. If you screen blood, people, information, etc., you find or block unwanted things.
    They carefully screen the blood for viruses before giving it to hospitals.
    He put on a hat to screen his eyes from the sun.
  2. If you screen a movie, a TV show, etc., you put it on a screen.
    They screened the new movie for the press last week.

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