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||a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality |
• sculpture is a form of art
• what kinds of desserts are there?
||an approximate definition or example |
• she wore a sort of magenta dress
• she served a creamy sort of dessert thing
||a person of a particular character or nature |
• what sort of person is he?
• he's a good sort
||an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion |
• the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting
||A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems. |
||examine in order to test suitability |
• screen these samples
• screen the job applicants
||arrange or order by classes or categories |
• How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
||To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness. |
||To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree. |