Pronunciation: (skrē'ning), [key]
1. the act or work of a person who screens, as in ascertaining the character and competence of applicants, employees, etc.
2. the showing of a motion picture: There will be screenings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
3. screenings, (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen or sieve: screenings of imperfect grain.
b. extremely fine coal.
4. the meshed material used in screens for windows and doors.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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