What does sorting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sort, sortingnoun

    an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

    "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

  2. classification, categorization, categorisation, sortingnoun

    the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

  3. sortingnoun

    grouping by class or kind or size


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Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorting

    of Sort


  1. Sorting

    Sorting is any process of arranging items in some sequence and/or in different sets, and accordingly, it has two common, yet distinct meanings: ⁕ordering: arranging items of the same kind, class, nature, etc. in some ordered sequence, ⁕categorizing: grouping and labeling items with similar properties together.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sorting

    In counterdrug operations, the process involved in differentiating traffic which could be involved in drug trafficking from legitimate air traffic. See also counterdrug operations.

Editors Contribution

  1. sortingverb

    Verb form of the word sort.

    They were sorting out the plans for their wedding together, making loving and united choices to ensure their day was simple, loving, unifying, peaceful with fun, love, unity, dancing, singing and trampolining !

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sorting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4729

Anagrams for sorting »

  1. trigons

  2. storing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sorting in a Sentence

  1. Julie Onstot:

    Just get a trash bag, walk around your house, and start putting things in it. You won't be able to really see what needs sorting until you get rid of the true trash surrounding it, this can be done over a period of a few days, so you don't feel overwhelmed. But give yourself a clearer path to clutter-free by literally clearing the path.

  2. Chief Executive Antoine Frerot:

    The AKG plastics sorting technology is simple and cheap.

  3. Brent McGoldrick:

    I fully expect smaller places to become more conservative and larger places to become more Democratic, if you believe geographic sorting / arbitrage is happening, then where people live and how they live is increasingly important in predicting their views on politics.

  4. Jeffrey Kargel:

    I am leery of attributing everything bad in nature to climate change, sorting out what's specifically due to climate change and what's not is a difficult and sometimes impossible task. That said, it's clear climate is changing all over the world, including in Nepal.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    It's a sorting vote. Because anyone who votes against this amendment is admitting to the game.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. bowel
    • B. aspiration
    • C. mediocrity
    • D. gauge

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