Associations to the word «Filter»


FILTER, noun. 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.
FILTER, noun. Electronics or software that separates unwanted signals (for example noise) from wanted signals or that attenuates selected frequencies.
FILTER, noun. Any item, mechanism, device or procedure that acts to separate or isolate.
FILTER, noun. (figurative) self-restraint in speech.
FILTER, noun. (mathematics) (order theory) A non-empty upper set (of a partially ordered set) which is closed under binary infima (a.k.a. meets).
FILTER, verb. (transitive) To sort, sift, or isolate.
FILTER, verb. (transitive) To diffuse; to cause to be less concentrated or focused.
FILTER, verb. (intransitive) To pass through a filter or to act as though passing through a filter.
FILTER, verb. (intransitive) To move slowly or gradually; to come or go a few at a time.
FILTER, verb. (intransitive) To ride a motorcycle between lanes on a road
FILTER BANK, noun. (signal processing) An array of band-pass filters that separates the input signal into multiple components, each one carrying a single frequency subband of the original signal.
FILTER DOWN, verb. Of a liquid; to move slowly down to lower substrate levels.
FILTER DOWN, verb. (idiomatic)(by extension) Of information, or resources; to move slowly down to lower levels of an organisation, or population.
FILTER FEEDER, noun. (biology) Any aquatic animal that obtains nourishment by filtering particles of food from the water in which it lives.
FILTER FEEDERS, noun. Plural of filter feeder
FILTER FUNNEL, noun. (chemistry) a glass funnel, into which is placed filter paper or other material, through which a liquid / solid mixture is poured in order to separate them
FILTER FUNNELS, noun. Plural of filter funnel
FILTER LANE, noun. A lane of traffic reserved for those making a specific turn at the next junction
FILTER LANES, noun. Plural of filter lane
FILTER OUT, verb. (transitive) To selectively remove part of something.
FILTER PAPER, noun. Porous paper used for filtration, typically in a filter funnel
FILTER TIP, noun. A section at the mouth end of a cigarette containing porous absorbent materials designed to remove tar
FILTER TIP, noun. A cigarette having such a section
FILTER TUBE, noun. An empty cigarette consisting of a filter attached to a paper tube.
FILTER TUBE, noun. A tubular filter
FILTER UP, verb. (idiomatic) Of information, knowledge or practice; to move slowly up to other levels of an organisation, or population.

Dictionary definition

FILTER, noun. Device that removes something from whatever passes through it.
FILTER, noun. An electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it.
FILTER, verb. Remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities".
FILTER, verb. Pass through; "Water permeates sand easily".
FILTER, verb. Run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in".

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