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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.


Synonymssort


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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