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Definition 1: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where screening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Synonyms for screening in the sense of this definition

(screening is a kind of ...) the activity of keeping something secret

Definition 2: testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics - [noun denoting act]

(screening is a kind of ...) an examination of the characteristics of something

"there are laboratories for commercial testing" "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"

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

"genetic screening of infants for phenylketonuria"

Definition 3: fabric of metal or plastic mesh - [noun denoting artifact]

(screening is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

(... is made of the substance screening) a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame

"they put screens in the windows for protection against insects" "a metal screen protected the observers"

Definition 4: the display of a motion picture - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for screening in the sense of this definition

(screening is a kind of ...) exhibiting openly in public view

"a display of courage"

(... is a kind of screening ) a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

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