screen saver


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screen saver

n.
A software program that displays constantly changing images or dims the brightness of a display screen to protect the screen from having an image etched onto its surface.

screen′ sav`er


n.
Computers. a program that displays a constantly shifting pattern on a display screen, used to prevent damage to the screen through continuous display of the same image.
[1985–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screen saver - (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of timescreen saver - (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time; "screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long"
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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