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Screen vs. Scene

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Screennoun

A physical divider intended to block an area from view, or provide shelter from something dangerous.

‘a fire screen’;

Scenenoun

The location of an event that attracts attention.

‘the scene of the crime’;

Screennoun

A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.

Scenenoun

(theater) The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.

‘They stood in the centre of the scene.’;

Screennoun

A frame supporting a mesh of bars or wires used to classify fragments of stone by size, allowing the passage of fragments whose a diameter is smaller than the distance between the bars or wires.

Scenenoun

The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play

‘to paint scenes’; ‘to change the scenes’; ‘behind the scenes’;

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Screennoun

The informational viewing area of electronic devices, where output is displayed.

Scenenoun

So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays

‘The play is divided into three acts, and in total twenty-five scenes.’; ‘The most moving scene is the final one, where he realizes he has wasted his whole life.’; ‘There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.’;

Screennoun

The viewing surface or area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation.

Scenenoun

The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.

Screennoun

One of the individual regions of a video game, etc. divided into separate screens.

Scenenoun

An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.

‘He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.’;

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Screennoun

(computer) The visualised data or imagery displayed on a computer screen.

‘After you turn on the computer, the login screen appears.’;

Scenenoun

A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

Screennoun

(basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.

Scenenoun

An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others, creating embarrassment or disruption; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display

‘The headmistress told the students not to cause a scene.’; ‘They saw an angry scene outside the pub.’; ‘The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.’;

Screennoun

(baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects

‘Jones caught the foul up against the screen.’;

Scenenoun

An element of fiction writing.

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Screennoun

(cricket) An erection of white canvas or wood placed on the boundary opposite a batsman to make the ball more easily visible.

Scenenoun

A social environment consisting of an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.

‘She got into the emo scene at an early age.’;

Screennoun

(printing) A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.

Sceneverb

(transitive) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

Screennoun

(nautical) A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.

Scenenoun

The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.

Screennoun

(architecture) A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, etc.

Scenenoun

The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes.

Screennoun

(genetics) A technique used to identify genes so as to study gene functions.

Scenenoun

So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.

‘My dismal scene I needs must act alone.’;

Screennoun

A large scarf.

Scenenoun

The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.

‘The world is a vast scene of strife.’;

Screenverb

To filter by passing through a screen.

‘Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.’;

Scenenoun

An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.

‘Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!’;

Screenverb

To shelter or conceal.

Scenenoun

A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

‘A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn,Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn.’;

Screenverb

To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing.

‘The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.’;

Scenenoun

An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.

‘Probably no lover of scenes would have had very long to wait for some explosions between parties, both equally ready to take offense, and careless of giving it.’;

Screenverb

To present publicly (on the screen).

‘The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.’;

Sceneverb

To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

Screenverb

To fit with a screen.

‘We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.’;

Scenenoun

the place where some action occurs;

‘the police returned to the scene of the crime’;

Screenverb

(medicine) To examine patients or treat a sample in order to detect a chemical or a disease, or to assess susceptibility to a disease.

Scenenoun

an incident (real or imaginary);

‘their parting was a sad scene’;

Screenverb

To search chemical libraries by means of a computational technique in order to identify chemical compounds which would potentially bind to a given biological target such as a protein.

Scenenoun

the visual percept of a region;

‘the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views’;

Screennoun

Anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen.

‘Your leavy screens throw down.’; ‘Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in matters of danger and envy.’;

Scenenoun

a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

Screennoun

A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.

Scenenoun

a situation treated as an observable object;

‘the political picture is favorable’; ‘the religious scene in England has changed in the last century’;

Screennoun

A surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall, etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope, etc.

Scenenoun

a subdivision of an act of a play;

‘the first act has three scenes’;

Screennoun

A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.

Scenenoun

a display of bad temper;

‘he had a fit’; ‘she threw a tantrum’; ‘he made a scene’;

Screennoun

An erection of white canvas or wood placed on the boundary opposite a batsman to enable him to see ball better.

Scenenoun

graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept;

‘he painted scenes from everyday life’; ‘figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment’;

Screennoun

a netting, usu. of metal, contained in a frame, used mostly in windows or doors to allow in fresh air while excluding insects.

Scenenoun

the context and environment in which something is set;

‘the perfect setting for a ghost story’;

Screennoun

The surface of an electronic device, as a television set or computer monitor, on which a visible image is formed. The screen is frequently the surface of a cathode-ray tube containing phosphors excited by the electron beam, but other methods for causing an image to appear on the screen are also used, as in flat-panel displays.

Scenenoun

the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale;

‘they worked all night painting the scenery’;

Screennoun

The motion-picture industry; motion pictures.

Screenverb

To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.

‘They were encouraged and screened by some who were in high commands.’;

Screenverb

To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.

Screenverb

to examine a group of objects methodically, to separate them into groups or to select one or more for some purpose.

Screennoun

a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

Screennoun

something that keeps things out or hinders sight;

‘they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet’;

Screennoun

display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created

Screennoun

a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;

‘they crouched behind the screen’; ‘under cover of darkness’;

Screennoun

protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)

Screennoun

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Screennoun

a door that is a screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open door;

‘he heard the screen slam as she left’;

Screennoun

partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space

Screenverb

test or examine for the presence of disease or infection;

‘screen the blood for the HIV virus’;

Screenverb

examine methodically;

‘screen the suitcases’;

Screenverb

examine in order to test suitability;

‘screen these samples’; ‘screen the job applicants’;

Screenverb

project onto a screen for viewing;

‘screen a film’;

Screenverb

prevent from entering;

‘block out the strong sunlight’;

Screenverb

separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

Screenverb

protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

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