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English noun: screening

1. screening (communication) the display of a motion picture

Synonymsshowing, viewing

Broader (hypernym)display

Narrower (hyponym)preview

2. screening (artifact) fabric of metal or plastic mesh

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Substance meronymscreen

3. screening (act) the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it

SamplesThe cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.

Synonymscover, covering, masking

Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

4. screening (act) testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics

Broader (hypernym)testing

Narrower (hyponym)genetic screening

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