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Etymology

(noun) From Mediaeval Latin filtrum.

Noun

Singular
filter

Plural
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filter ({{{1}}})
  1. A device which separates a suspended, dissolved, or particulate matter from a fluid, solution, or other substance; any device that separates one substance from another.
  2. Electronics or software that separates unwanted signals (for example noise) from wanted signals or that attenuates selected frequencies.
  3. Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.
    • He runs an email filter to catch the junk mail.

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Verb

Infinitive
to filter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to filter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To sort, sift, or isolate.
    • This strainer should filter out the large particles.
  2. (transitive) To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.
    • The leaves of the trees filtered the light.
  3. (intransitive) To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.
    • The water filtered through the rock and soil.
  4. (intransitive) To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.
    • The crowd filtered into the theater.

Synonyms

  • (to sort, sift, or isolate) to filter out (something)

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Danish

Noun

filter n.

  1. A filter.

Dutch

Noun

filter m. (plural s, diminutive tje)

  1. A filter.

Swedish

Noun

filter n.

  1. A filter.

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