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screen (skrēn)

  1. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide.

  2. The white or silver surface on which a picture is projected for viewing.

  3. A screen memory.

v. screened, screen·ing, screens
  1. To process a group of people in order to select or separate certain individuals from it.

  2. To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.

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