What is sort?

  • (verb): Examine in order to test suitability.
    Synonyms: screen, screen out, sieve
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sort, sorts:

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 ...
Coggs V Bernard - Judgment
... 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 ... 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 ...
Antidotes (album) - Recording
... We kind of 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 ...
Sorted Array - Methods
... Some of them are selection sort, bubble sort, insertion sort, merge sort, quicksort, heapsort, and counting sort ...
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 ...

More definitions of "sort":

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

    It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    [On being asked “what sort of future she anticipates having”:] A very short one.
    Jeanne Calment (b. c. 1875)

    There was a young lady called Maud,
    A sort of society fraud.
    In the parlor, ‘tis told,
    She was distant and cold,
    But on the verandah, my Gawd!