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Definition for: filter

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English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪltə(r)

Noun

filter ( plural filters )

  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 separate unwanted signal (for example noise) from wanted signal or that attenuates selected frequencies.
  3. Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.
    He ran an email filter to catch the junk mail.

Translations

  • Dutch: filter m .
  • Finnish: suodatin (1, 2), suodin (1, 2)
  • French: filtre m .
  • German: Filter m .
  • Italian: filtro m .
  • Japanese: フィルター
  • Latvian: filtrs m . (1,2)
  • Polish: filtr m . (1, 2)
  • Russian: фильтр m . (fil'tr)
  • Spanish: filtro m .
  • Swedish: filter n .
  • Vietnamese: giấy lọc (filter paper), máy lọc (filtration machine)

Verb

to filter ( third-person singular simple present filters , present participle filtering , simple past filtered , past participle filtered )

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

Prepositions

to filter out smth. - has the same meaning like to filter smth.

Translations

  • Dutch: filteren (1)
  • Finnish: suodattaa (1), suodattua (2)
  • French: filtrer
  • German: filtern
  • Italian: filtrare
  • Latvian: filtrēt
  • Polish: filtrować
  • Russian: фильтровать (fil'trovat')
  • Spanish: filtrar (1), filtrarse (2)
  • Swedish:filtrera (1,2)
  • Vietnamese: lọc (1), bị lọc (2; lit: "to be filtered")

Related terms


Danish

Noun

filter n .

  1. a filter

Dutch

Noun

filter m .

  1. a filter

Swedish

Noun

filter n .

  1. a filter

Other Translations for "filter"

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Braille 8 Dot
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Morse Codefilter
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Pig Latinilterfay

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