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English definition of “screen”

screen

noun [C] (PICTURE)   /skrin/
a flat surface in a theater , on a television , or on a computer system on which pictures or words are shown : I spend most of the day working in front of a computer screen. The screen sometimes means the movies : Her ambition is to write for the screen. a screen actor / actress
(Definition of screen noun (PICTURE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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