sorting

Definitions of sorting
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n an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

Synonyms:
sort
Type of:
operation
(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

n the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

Synonyms:
categorisation, categorization, classification
Types:
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coordination
being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree
appraisal, assessment
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
ascription, attribution
assigning to a cause or source
ascription, attribution
assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
cross-classification, cross-division
classification according to more than one attribute at the same time
subsumption
incorporating something under a more general category
critical analysis, critical appraisal
an appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation
zoomorphism
the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
animatism
the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones
imputation
the attribution to a source or cause
externalisation, externalization
attributing to outside causes
evaluation, rating, valuation
an appraisal of the value of something
assay, check
an appraisal of the state of affairs
acid test
a rigorous or crucial appraisal
reappraisal, reassessment, revaluation, review
a new appraisal or evaluation
underevaluation
an appraisal that underestimates the value of something
Type of:
basic cognitive process
cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

n grouping by class or kind or size

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triage
sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
separation
sorting one thing from others
threshing
the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
sifting, winnow, winnowing
the act of separating grain from chaff
Type of:
grouping
the activity of putting things together in groups

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