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

 

Hyponyms: description, type, antitype, art form, style, flavor, flavour, color, colour, species, genus, brand, make, genre, ilk, manner, model, stripe, the like, the likes of, unitize, unitise, catalogue, catalog, isolate, refer, reclassify, size, dichotomize, dichotomise, pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp, group, grade, count, number

 

Entailments: compare

 

Derivational Morphology: classify, class, assort, sort out, separate, screen, screen out, sieve, categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment, kind, form, variety, sorting, sorter, category, family, division, social class, socio-economic class, classifier, screening, screener

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: soort and sorteer and sortering   Albanian: soj  
Dutch: rangschikken and soort and sorteren   Finnish: järjestää and lajitella and lajittelu and tyyppi  
French: triage and trier and type   German: Art and sortieren and trennen  
Hebrew: סוג and סידור   Hungarian: fajta and válogat  
Italian: classificare and mettere in ordine and specie   Japanese: 類い and 並べ替え  
Portuguese: classificar and ordenar   Romanian: fel  
Russian: сортировать and сортировка and тип   Swedish: ordna and sort and sortera and sortering  
Tagalog: uri   Telugu: అమరిక and పేర్చు and రకము  
Turkish: cins  
 
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