screen saver

(computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time

screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long

Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑design, ↑pattern, ↑figure

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noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
: a computer program that shows a moving image or set of images on a computer screen when the computer is on but is not being used

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ˈscreen saver f21 [screen saver] noun
a computer program that replaces a screen display on a computer with another, moving, display after a particular length of time, to stop the screen from being damaged

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • screen saver — /skrinˈse(i)ver, ingl. ˈskriːnˌseɪvə(r)/ [loc. ingl., propr. «che salva, risparmia (saver) lo schermo (screen)»] loc. sost. m. inv. (elab.) salvaschermo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • screen saver — screen .saver n a computer program that makes a moving image appear on the screen when the image on it has not changed for a period of time, especially so that the screen does not become damaged …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • screen saver — screen ,saver noun count a computer program that makes the screen black or shows a picture when the computer is on but not being used. It is designed to protect the screen from damage …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • screen saver — screen savers N COUNT A screen saver is a moving picture which appears or is put on a computer screen when the computer is not used for a while …   English dictionary

  • screen saver — UK US (also screensaver) noun [C] IT ► a program that protects a computer screen by automatically producing a moving image if the computer has not been used for a few minutes …   Financial and business terms

  • screen saver — ► NOUN Computing ▪ a program which replaces an unchanging screen display with a moving image to prevent damage to the phosphor …   English terms dictionary

  • Screen Saver —   [engl.], Bildschirmschoner …   Universal-Lexikon

  • screen saver — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms screen saver : singular screen saver plural screen savers computing a computer program that makes the screen black or that shows a picture when the computer is on but not being used. It is designed to protect… …   English dictionary

  • screen saver — ekrano užsklanda statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Judantis ↑paveikslas, uždengiantis ↑monitoriaus ekraną. Naudojamas ↑grafinėse sąsajose (pvz., operacinėse sistemose „Windows“). Pradinė paskirtis buvo apsaugoti ekraną nuo išblukimo, kai… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • screen saver — screen sa·ver loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS inform. → salvaschermo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di screen schermo e saver nel sign. di dispositivo che protegge …   Dizionario italiano

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