Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun screening

4 senses of screening

Sense 1
screening, showing, viewing -- (the display of a motion picture)
       => display -- (exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage")

Sense 2
screening -- (fabric of metal or plastic mesh)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress")

Sense 3
cover, covering, screening, masking -- (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft")
       => concealment, concealing, hiding -- (the activity of keeping something secret)

Sense 4
screening -- (testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics)
       => testing -- (an examination of the characteristics of something; "there are laboratories for commercial testing"; "it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb screen

7 senses of screen

Sense 1
screen, test -- (test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus")
       => check -- (make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class")

Sense 2
screen -- (examine methodically; "screen the suitcases")
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 3
screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 4
screen -- (project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 5
screen, block out -- (prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 6
riddle, screen -- (separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff)
       => sift, sieve, strain -- (separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour")

Sense 7
shield, screen -- (protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

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