Definitions for Filterˈfɪl tər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. filter(noun)

    device that removes something from whatever passes through it

  2. filter(verb)

    an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

  3. filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out(verb)

    remove by passing through a filter

    "filter out the impurities"

  4. percolate, sink in, permeate, filter(verb)

    pass through

    "Water permeates sand easily"

  5. trickle, dribble, filter(verb)

    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

    "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. filter(Noun)

    A device which separates a suspended, dissolved, or particulate matter from a fluid, solution, or other substance; any device that separates one substance from another.

  2. filter(Noun)

    Electronics or software that separates unwanted signals (for example noise) from wanted signals or that attenuates selected frequencies.

  3. filter(Noun)

    Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.

  4. filter(Noun)

    A non-empty upper set (of a partially ordered set) which is closed under binary infima (a.k.a. meets).

    The collection of cofinite subsets of u211D is a filter under inclusion: it includes the intersection of every pair of its members, and includes every superset of every cofinite set.

  5. filter(Verb)

    To sort, sift, or isolate.

  6. filter(Verb)

    To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.

  7. filter(Verb)

    To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.

  8. filter(Verb)

    To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.

  9. filter(Verb)

    To ride a motorcycle between lanes on a road

  10. Origin: (noun) From filtrum, from West Germanic *filtiz.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Filter(noun)

    any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air

  2. Filter(noun)

    to purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter

  3. Filter(verb)

    to pass through a filter; to percolate

  4. Filter(noun)

    same as Philter

  5. Origin: [F. filtre, the same word as feutre felt, LL. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. See Feuter.]

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  1. Filter

    Filter is an industrial rock group formed in 1993 in Cleveland by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. Filter has released six studio albums, the most recent being The Sun Comes Out Tonight, which was released on June 4, 2013.

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  1. filter

    [very common; orig. Unix] A program that processes an input data stream into an output data stream in some well-defined way, and does no I/O to anywhere else except possibly on error conditions; one designed to be used as a stage in a pipeline (see plumbing). Compare sponge.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. filter

    In electronics, a device which transmits only part of the incident energy and may thereby change the spectral distribution of energy: a. High pass filters transmit energy above a certain frequency; b. Low pass filters transmit energy below a certain frequency; c. Band pass filters transmit energy of a certain bandwidth; d. Band stop filters transmit energy outside a specific frequency band.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Filter' in Nouns Frequency: #1863

Anagrams of Filter »

  1. trifle

  2. lifter


Translations for Filter

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  • مصفايةArabic
  • филтри́рам се, фи́лтър, просмуквам се, филтри́рамBulgarian
  • filtre, filtrarCatalan, Valencian
  • filtrCzech
  • filtern, Filter, passieren, filtrierenGerman
  • φίλτροGreek
  • filtriEsperanto
  • filtrar, filtrarse, filtroSpanish
  • صافی, فیلترPersian
  • suodatin, suodin, suodattaa, siivilöityä, siivilöidä, erottua, suodattua, erottaa, tippua, hajottaa, valuaFinnish
  • filtreFrench
  • sìolaidhScottish Gaelic
  • filtro, filtrarGalician
  • מסנן, סינןHebrew
  • filtro, filtrareItalian
  • フィルター, 濾波器, 濾過器Japanese
  • 여과기, 필터Korean
  • košti, filtruotiLithuanian
  • filtrs, filtrēties, kāstuve, kāst, filtrētLatvian
  • tātariMāori
  • druppelen, filter, filteren, sijpelenDutch
  • filterNorwegian
  • rozproszyć, powoli, filtr, rozpraszać, napływać, przenikać, sączyć się, przeniknąć, filtrowaćPolish
  • filtro, filtrarPortuguese
  • ch'illchichiyQuechua
  • filtra, strecuraRomanian
  • проса́чиваться, фильтрова́ть, просочи́ться, фильтр, фильтрова́ться, отфильтрова́ть, профильтрова́тьRussian
  • filter, filtreraSwedish
  • chungi, kichungi, chungaSwahili
  • phin, lọcVietnamese

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