Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sorting

3 senses of sorting

Sense 1
sort, sorting -- (an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting")
       => operation -- ((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")

Sense 2
classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting -- (the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories)
       => basic cognitive process -- (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge)

Sense 3
sorting -- (grouping by class or kind or size)
       => grouping -- (the activity of putting things together in groups)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sort

2 senses of sort

Sense 1
screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 2
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")
       => categorize, categorise -- (place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize")

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