What is sort?

  • (noun): An approximate definition or example.
    Example: "She wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sort, sorts:

Strand Sort
... Strand sort is a sorting algorithm ... It is a comparison sort due to its use of comparisons when removing strands and when merging them into the sorted array ... The strand sort algorithm is O(n2) in the average case ...
Antidotes (album) - Recording
... we would get the tracks down, get all of the sort of essential parts down and then, halfway through the recording he kind of came in, and when we were doing overdubs and that kind ...
A Sort Of Homecoming
... Several artistic works are entitled "A Sort of Homecoming." Among them are A Sort of Homecoming (song) A Sort of Homecoming (album) The phrase was coined ...
Sorted Array - Methods
... Some of them are selection sort, bubble sort, insertion sort, merge sort, quicksort, heapsort, and counting sort ...
Coggs V Bernard - Judgment
... this well-known statement of the categories of bailment “ And there are six sorts of bailments ... The first sort of bailment is, a bare naked bailment of goods, delivered by one man to another to keep for the use of the bailor and this I call a depositum, and it is that sort of bailment ... The second sort is, when goods or chattels that are useful, are lent to a friend gratis, to be used by him and this is called commodatum, because the thing is to be restored ...

More definitions of "sort":

  • (noun): A person of a particular character or nature.
    Example: "What sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Synonyms: kind, form, variety
  • (noun): An operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion.
    Synonyms: sorting

Famous quotes containing the word sort:

    This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.
    Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

    Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    Not being a K.N. [Know-Nothing] I am left as a sort of waif on the political sea with symptoms of a mild sort towards Black Republicanism.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)