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screen saver

noun, Computers.
a program that displays a constantly shifting pattern on a screen when the computer is idle, originally used to prevent damage to the screen through continuous display of the same image but now used primarily for decoration.
Also, screensaver [skreen-sey-ver] /ˈskrinˌseɪ vər/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for screensaver
  • To download the screensaver, click the link below the image of the screensaver.
  • Thanks for the new screensaver and all the info that goes with it.
  • The screensaver kept kicking in to make the screen go dark, and it was too clumsy to share on the bed.
  • Baker suggested that users should have some way to tell the screensaver to try a different approach.
  • Download the screensaver loaded with conservation photographs.
  • Please click on one of the screensaver links below to download the screensaver.
  • The file will install itself to your screensaver directory.
  • Download our screensaver as a reminder of this important commemorative week.
British Dictionary definitions for screensaver


a computer program that reduces screen damage resulting from an unchanging display when a computer is switched on but not in use by blanking the screen or generating moving patterns, etc
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