I. screen screen 2 noun [countable]
1. the flat glass part of a computer or television:

• The customer's account details are displayed on the screen.

• Of the two flat-screen models, the more expensive one was clearly better.

ˈflat screen
COMPUTING a very thin flat television or computer screen with a very sharp clear picture
ˈtouch screen COMPUTING
a computer screen which allows you to give commands to the computer by touching the screen
2. on screen on a computer screen:

• It's easy to change the text on screen before printing it.

  [m0] II. screen screen 1 [skriːn] verb [transitive]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES to test people or examine their past history to make sure that they are suitable for something, for example to work for a particular organization:

• Applicants for teaching posts must be carefully screened.

screen somebody for something

• All employees are screened for drugs.

2. to test or check something to make sure that it is suitable, does not break the law etc:

• Imported fish should be screened for disease.

3. to show a film or television programme:

• The ad was screened late at night on Channel 4.

— screening noun [uncountable] :

• The agency offers a pre-employment screening service.

• the routine screening of milk for contaminants

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screen UK US /skriːn/ noun [C]
a flat surface on a television or computer, or in a cinema, on which pictures or words are shown: »

a computer screen


a television/cinema screen


come up on/appear on a screen

scroll up/down a screen »

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

See also FLAT-SCREEN(Cf. flat-screen), ONSCREEN(Cf. ↑onscreen), SMOKESCREEN(Cf. ↑smokescreen), TOUCH SCREEN(Cf. ↑touch screen)
screen UK US /skriːn/ verb [T]
HR to check that someone is suitable and able to do a job by getting information about their previous jobs, personal activities, etc.: screen sb for sth »

The short-listed candidates were screened for the job.

PRODUCTION to test or examine something to discover if there is anything wrong with it: screen sth for sth »

The car parts were screened for defects.

COMMUNICATIONS to show something on television or at a cinema: »

The 30-second ad was screened last night.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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