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    sort - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sort

    Definition
    (noun) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    Synonyms : form , kind , variety
    Example Sentence
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
    Definition
    (noun) an approximate definition or example
    Example Sentence
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing
    Definition
    (noun) a person of a particular character or nature
    Example Sentence
    • what sort of person is he?
    • he's a good sort
    Definition
    (noun) an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
    Synonyms : sorting
    Example Sentence
    • the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting
    Definition
    (verb) examine in order to test suitability
    Synonyms : screen , screen out , sieve
    Example Sentence
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants
    Definition
    (verb) arrange or order by classes or categories
    Synonyms : assort , class , classify , separate , sort out
    Example Sentence
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
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