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noun screening pronunciation in American English /ˈskrinɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] tests done to check someone for a particular disease

    The lump was discovered during routine breast screening.

    screening of:

    the mass screening of people in susceptible groups

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] an occasion when a movie is shown or a television program is broadcast
    screening of:

    the screening of her first film at the Cannes Film Festival

  3. 3
    [uncountable] checks that an employer makes in order to be sure that someone they want to employ is appropriate for a particular job

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