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noun screen pronunciation in American English /skrin/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the flat surface on a computer, television, or piece of electronic equipment where words and pictures are shown
    a computer/radar/TV screen
    A new icon will appear on your screen.
    Suddenly the screen went blank.
    1. a.
      the set of words or pictures shown on a computer screen
      Click here to print the screen.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to a computer screen or to what you can see on it
      Change the screen resolution.
      You need to refresh the screen display.
  2. 2
    [countable] cinema the flat surface in a movie theater where the picture is shown
    1. a.
      [uncountable] movies in general
      stage and screen: She was a star of stage and screen.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] connected with the movies
      her screen debut/career
      He sold the screen rights of his book for $5 million.
  3. 5
    [countable] something that protects you or allows you to hide
    screen of: His car was parked behind a screen of trees.
    screen for: The cattle provided a screen for the soldiers.


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