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screen

noun
 
 
/skriːn/
COMPUTER/TV [C] A2 the part of a television or computer that shows images or writing: I spend most of my day working in front of a computer screen.TelevisionComputer hardware
on screen A2 using a computer: Do you work on screen?Computer concepts
FILM SURFACE [C] A2 a large, flat surface where a film or an image is shownCinema - general words
CINEMA [U, no plural] cinema films: an actor of stage and screen (= theatre and films) She first appeared on screen in 1965.Cinema - general words
NET [C] a wire net that covers a window or door and is used to stop insects coming inSeparating and dividing
SEPARATE [C] a vertical structure that is used to separate one area from anotherSeparating and dividing
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