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Pronunciation: skren


  1. A sheet of any substance used to shield an object from any influence, such as heat, light, or x-rays.
  2. A sheet on which an image is projected.
  3. Formerly, to make a fluoroscopic examination.
  4. In psychoanalysis, concealment, as one image or memory concealing another.
  5. To examine, evaluate; to process a group to select or separate certain individuals from it.
  6. A thin layer of crystals that converts x-rays to light photons to expose film; used in a cassette to produce radiographic images on film.

[Fr. écran]

See Also: screen memory

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