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Definition 1: grouping by class or kind or size - [noun denoting act]

(sorting is a kind of ...) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of sorting ) sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food

(... is a kind of sorting ) sorting one thing from others

"the separation of wheat from chaff" "the separation of mail by postal zones"

Definition 2: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sorting in the sense of this definition

(sorting is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of sorting ) being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree

(... is a kind of sorting ) the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

(... is a kind of sorting ) assigning to a cause or source

"the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath" "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

(... is a kind of sorting ) assigning some quality or character to a person or thing

"the attribution of language to birds" "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"

(... is a kind of sorting ) classification according to more than one attribute at the same time

"the cross-classification of cases was done by age and sex"

(... is a kind of sorting ) incorporating something under a more general category

Definition 3: an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion - [noun denoting process]

Samples where sorting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting

Synonyms for sorting in the sense of this definition

(sorting is a kind of ...) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

"it can perform millions of operations per second"

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