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1. The amount of time an actor or character spends on screen in a movie or TV show. That guy should have gotten way more screen time in that movie—he was hilarious.
2. The amount of time one spends looking at or interacting with something with a screen, such as a TV, computer, phone, or other mobile device. I try to limit the kids' screen time, especially as it gets closer to bedtime.
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