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 ...
Sorted Array - Methods
... Some of them are selection sort, bubble sort, insertion sort, merge sort, quicksort, heapsort, and counting sort ...
Antidotes (album) - Recording
... engineered it so that we would get the tracks down, get all of the sort of essential parts down and then, halfway through the recording he kind of ...
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 by Paul Celan to refer to poetry ...
Coggs V Bernard - Judgment
... Holt gave 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 which I mentioned ... 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 in specie ...

More definitions of "sort":

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

Famous quotes containing the word sort:

    His moving impulse is no flabby yearning to teach, to expound, to make simple; it is that “obscure inner necessity” of which Conrad tells us, the irresistible creative passion of a genuine artist, standing spell-bound before the impenetrable enigma that is life, enamoured by the strange beauty that plays over its sordidness, challenged to a wondering and half-terrified sort of representation of what passes understanding.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    When Western people train the mind, the focus is generally on the left hemisphere of the cortex, which is the portion of the brain that is concerned with words and numbers. We enhance the logical, bounded, linear functions of the mind. In the East, exercises of this sort are for the purpose of getting in tune with the unconscious—to get rid of boundaries, not to create them.
    Edward T. Hall (b. 1914)