Synonyms of sorting


1. sort, sorting, operation

usage: an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

2. classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting, basic cognitive process

usage: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories

3. sorting, grouping

usage: grouping by class or kind or size


1. screen, screen out, sieve, sort, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

2. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, categorize, categorise

usage: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

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