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English noun: sorting

1. sorting (process) an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

SamplesThe bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting.


Broader (hypernym)operation

2. sorting (cognition) the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

Synonymscategorisation, categorization, classification

Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process

Narrower (hyponym)appraisal, ascription, ascription, assessment, attribution, attribution, coordination, cross-classification, cross-division, subsumption

3. sorting (act) grouping by class or kind or size

Broader (hypernym)grouping

Narrower (hyponym)separation, triage

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