Definition of Sorting

1. Noun. An operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion. "The bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

Exact synonyms: Sort
Generic synonyms: Operation
Derivative terms: Sort, Sort, Sort

2. Noun. The basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories.

3. Noun. Grouping by class or kind or size.
Generic synonyms: Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Triage, Separation
Derivative terms: Sort

Definition of Sorting

1. Verb. (present participle of sort) ¹

2. Noun. ordering ¹

3. Noun. categorizing ¹

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Definition of Sorting

1. sort [v] - See also: sort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorting

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Literary usage of Sorting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1902)
"After screening, sorting and breaking at Rouse's floors both fines and broken ... The ore brought to the sorting floors is tipped over a screen or grizzly, ..."

2. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"CHAPTER XVI TRANSPORTATION, sorting, AND DEPOSITION OF CLASTIC ROCK MATERIAL ONLY the clastic material due to weathering may remain in the place where it is ..."

3. Annual ReportLabor laws and legislation (1907)
"No bale of wool or hair shall be stored in a sorting room; nor any wool or hair except in a space effectually screened off from the sorting room. ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"In the second place, it seemed possible that a person who used much visual imagery in the card sorting would be more affected by distractions tending to ..."

5. Index of Mining Engineering Literature: Comprising an Index of Mining by Walter Richard Crane (1909)
"412; Principles of sorting, p. 413; Methods of sorting, p. ... sorting IN THE RAND MINES. Witwatersrand Gold Fields, p. 412. 12i pages. ..."

6. The Shoe Industry by Frederick James Allen (1916)
"The Positions in a sorting Department. In the small factory one or two persons only may be employed in the work of measuring and sorting leather. ..."

7. The Shoe Industry by Frederick James Allen (1916)
"The lining sorter must usually have had training in a textile school. The Positions in a sorting Department. In the small factory one or two persons only ..."

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