What does filtration mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filtration(noun)

    the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

  2. filtration(noun)

    the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter


  1. filtration(Noun)

    The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filtration(noun)

    the act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. filtration.]


  1. Filtration

    Filtration is commonly the mechanical or physical operation which is used for the separation of solids from fluids by interposing a medium through which only the fluid can pass. Oversize solids in the fluid are retained, but the separation is not complete; solids will be contaminated with some fluid and filtrate will contain fine particles. Filtration is also used to describe some biological processes, especially in water treatment and sewage treatment in which undesirable constituents are removed by absorption into a biological film grown on or in the filter medium as in slow sand filtration.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Filtration

    A process of separating particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or a liquid, by passing the fluid carrier through a medium that will not pass the particulates. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Anagrams for filtration »

  1. flirtation, triflation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filtration in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filtration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Everything we acquire as knowledge is not education,often it requires a correct filtration for the right heart's acceptance.

  2. Luke Waid:

    They could have told us months in advance and we could have had home filtration systems set up so that it could have never gotten this far.

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