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synonyms for sorting

  • arrange
  • catalogue
  • categorize
  • comb
  • cull
  • separate
  • sift
  • assort
  • choose
  • class
  • classify
  • distribute
  • divide
  • file
  • grade
  • group
  • order
  • peg
  • pick
  • pigeonhole
  • rank
  • riddle
  • screen
  • select
  • systematize
  • tab
  • typecast
  • winnow
  • button down
  • put down as
  • put down for
  • put in order
  • put in shape
  • put to rights
  • size up
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antonyms for sorting

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  • collect
  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • disorganize
  • gather
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • mix up
  • refuse
  • reject
  • scatter
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How to use sorting in a sentence

His excess stuff is now in the garage, awaiting more sorting by him after the pandemic is over.
THE PANDEMIC GAVE ME THE TIME TO FINALLY CLEAN OUT MY SHAMEFUL ATTIC. HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED.JURA KONCIUSJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Postal Service also instructed post offices to cull ballots locally and transport them directly to election officials, rather than sending them for processing at regional sorting facilities.
SWING STATE VOTERS FACE MAJOR MAIL DELAYS IN RETURNING BALLOTS ON TIME, USPS DATA SHOWSJACOB BOGAGE, CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAMOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This partisan sorting on cultural issues has thus generated a significant partisan density divide.
HOW HATRED CAME TO DOMINATE AMERICAN POLITICSLEE DRUTMAN (DRUTMAN@NEWAMERICA.ORG)OCTOBER 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Officers badly want to develop massive computational power in a relatively small, low-power sensor so the sorting can be done quickly on the device instead of being sent back to a central system.
CIA’S NEW TECH RECRUITING PITCH: MORE PATENTS, MORE PROFITSPATRICK O'NEILLSEPTEMBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Asking around, she learned that a colleague she’d partnered with to load mail into the sorting machine had been infected.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
There is a sorting process that happens throughout football.
WHY CAN’T SCHOOLS GET WHAT THE N.F.L. HAS? (EP. 431)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Several mail-stamping machines were also taken out of use, and there were plans to remove a football field-sized sorting machine for larger flat mail, such as newsletters and large envelopes, he said.
INFO ABOUT LOCAL POST OFFICE OPERATIONS IS CONFLICTING AND HARD TO COME BYASHLY MCGLONE AND KATE NUCCIAUGUST 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They brought the children to the university lab for problem-solving and sorting tests.
PUBERTY MAY REBOOT THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIORSESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.
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WORDS RELATED TO SORTING

  • arrangement
  • cataloging
  • category
  • distribution
  • grouping
  • layout
  • lineup
  • order
  • organization
  • placement
  • sequence
  • sorting
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