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sorting

 
Noun sorting has 3 senses
  1. sort, sorting - an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"
    --1 is a kind of operation
    Derived form: verb sort2
  2. classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting - the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    --2 is a kind of basic cognitive process
    --2 has particulars:
     appraisal, assessment; attribution, ascription; attribution, ascription; cross-classification, cross-division; subsumption
  3. sorting - grouping by class or kind or size
    --3 is a kind of
    grouping
    --3 has particulars: triage; separation
    Derived form: verb sort2
Verb sort has 2 senses
  1. screen, screen out, sieve, sort - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
    --1 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun sort4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
    --2 is one way to categorize, categorise
    Derived forms: noun sort1, noun sort4, noun sorter1, noun sorter2, noun sorting1, noun sorting3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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