2 fabric of metal or plastic mesh
3 the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft" [syn: cover, covering, masking]
4 testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics
- Mesh material that is
used to screen (as in a "screen door").
- I'll have to buy some screening and fix the doors before mosquito season starts.
- The process of checking or filtering.
- The airports are slow now because the pre-boarding screening is so inefficient.
Mesh material that is used to screen
- Finnish: suojaus
The process of checking or filtering
- Finnish: tarkastus
- present participle of screen
Screening, in general, is the investigation of a great number of something (for instance, people) looking for those with a particular problem or feature. One example is at an airport, where many bags get x-rayed to try to detect any which may contain weapons or explosives. People are also screened going through a metal detector. Even though the procedure aims at a large number of screens, it is always equivalent to sampling in statistics, because the complete population is almost always inaccessible for screening.
Screening has other, more specific meanings:
- Screening (printing), a process that represents lighter shades as tiny dots, rather than solid areas, of ink
- Electric field screening, in physics, the dampening of an electric field by mobile charges
- In atomic physics and chemistry, screening effect refers to the observation that electronic properties of atoms are better described if atoms had a lower effective nuclear charge than that would be otherwise expected from the number of protons present
- Screening (economics)
- Screening (medicine)
- Film screening, the display of a film in a movie theatre or screening room, for some special purpose such as testing or critical review
screening in Norwegian: Screening