Screen vs Subscreen - What's the difference?

screen | subscreen |


As nouns the difference between screen and subscreen

is that screen is a physical divider intended to block an area from view, or provide shelter from something dangerous while subscreen is a subsidiary screen making up part of a larger screen (especially the kind used for displaying computer output).

As a verb screen

is to filter by passing through a screen.

screen

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A physical divider intended to block an area from view, or provide shelter from something dangerous.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Your leavy screens throw down.
  • * (Francis Bacon)
  • Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in matters of danger and envy.
  • A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
  • The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
  • * 1977 , Sex Pistols, Spunk , “Problems”:
  • You won't find me living for the screen .
  • The viewing surface or area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen , and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • One of the individual regions of a video game, etc. divided into separate screens.
  • * 1988 , Marcus Berkmann, Sophistry'' (video game review) in ''Your Sinclair issue 30, June 1988
  • The idea is to reach the 21st level of an enormous network of interlocking screens , each of which is covered with blocks that you bounce along on.
  • (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
  • (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
  • In mining and quarries, 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.
  • (printing) A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.
  • (nautical) A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (basketball) pick

    Derived terms

    * Chinese screen * flatscreen * moving screen * screenbound * screen door * screen printing * screen wall * silver screen * smokescreen * touch screen

    References

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To filter by passing through a screen.
  • Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
  • To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
  • The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
  • (film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
  • The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
  • To fit with a screen.
  • We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.

    Derived terms

    * screened-in * screener * screen in * screen out

    Anagrams

    * * English contranyms

    subscreen

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A subsidiary screen making up part of a larger screen (especially the kind used for displaying computer output).