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English definition of “screen”

screen

verb [T]     /skriːn/
MEDICAL to find out if people have an illness by doing medical tests on them: Babies are routinely screened for the condition.Medical examinationAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
GET INFORMATION to find out information about someone in order to decide if they are suitable for a particular job: Applicants are screened to ensure that none of them is a security risk.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
SHOW to show something on television or at a cinema: [often passive] The first episode will be screened tonight.Cinema - general wordsTelevision
(Definition of screen verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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