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The term screen has a number of meanings:

  • A window screen is a wire mesh that covers a window opening to keep out insects even when the window is open.
  • Screen is also a synonym for film or movie as in the expression "Silver Screen" or the Screen Actors Guild, or as a verb as in "the movie was recently screened".
  • A screen can be a transportable or permanently mounted panel or connected series of panels intended to obscure or hide the space behind it, used for visual privacy.
  • Screen-printing, or Silk-Screening is a method of printing and a screen is a piece of equipment used in this process.
  • The verb screen is to examine something for defects or dangers.
  • Screening can be to reduce undesired electromagnetic signals and noise by enclosing devices in electrostatic or electromagnetic shields.



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