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the act or work of a person who screens, as in ascertaining the character and competence of applicants, employees, etc.
the showing of a motion picture:
There will be screenings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
screenings, (used with a singular or plural verb)

undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen or sieve:
screenings of imperfect grain.
extremely fine coal.

the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.
plural noun
refuse separated by sifting

screening n.

The examination of a group of usually asymptomatic individuals to detect those with a high probability of having or developing a given disease.

The initial evaluation of an individual, intended to determine suitability for a particular treatment modality.


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