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1. screenings(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Refuse, such as waste coal, separated by a screen.
2. The mesh material used to make door or window screens.
3. A presentation of a movie.
4. A systematic examination or assessment, done especially to detect an unwanted substance or attribute.
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1. (Medicine) med
a. the process of examining people for the presence of a disease
b. (as modifier): a screening programme.
2. (Film) the act or an instance of showing a film at a cinema or on television
3. (Broadcasting) the act or an instance of showing a film at a cinema or on television
4. the process of examining passengers and luggage for the presence of weapons etc
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the activity of a person who screens, as in ascertaining the qualifications of applicants.
2. the showing of a motion picture.
3. screenings, (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen.
b. extremely fine coal.
4. the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.
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Blocking the goalie’s view.
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|Noun||1.||screening - the display of a motion picture |
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
preview - a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public
|2.||screening - fabric of metal or plastic mesh|
cloth, fabric, textile, material - 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"
screen - 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"
|3.||screening - the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"|
|4.||screening - testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics|
testing - an examination of the characteristics of something; "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox"
genetic screening - analyzing a group of people to determine genetic susceptibility to a particular disease; "genetic screening of infants for phenylketonuria"
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2. (for security) → investigación f
3. (Med) [of person] → exploración f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[film] → projection f
(MEDICINE) → test m (or tests mpl) de dépistage
[applicants, candidates] → filtrage m
[luggage, passengers] → contrôle m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
b. (also medical screening) → screening m inv
c. (for security) → controlli mpl (di sicurezza)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. escrutinio, averiguación, selección;
biochemical ___ → serie selectiva bioquímica;
multiphasic ___ → ___ múltiple;
prescriptive ___ → ___ prescrito.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
screeningn cribado (form), tamizaje m (form), realización f de exámenes de detección; cancer — cribado or tamizaje del cáncer, detección f del cáncer (en personas sin síntomas, usando examenes)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.