Meaning of FILTER in English

FILTER

I. noun see: felt Date: 1563 1. a porous article or mass (as of paper or sand) through which a gas or liquid is passed to separate out matter in suspension, an apparatus containing a ~ medium, 2. a device or material for suppressing or minimizing waves or oscillations of certain frequencies (as of electricity, light, or sound), a transparent material (as colored glass) that absorbs light of certain wavelengths or colors selectively and is used for modifying light that reaches a sensitized photographic material, something that has the effect of a ~ (as by holding back elements or modifying the appearance of something) , software for sorting or blocking access to certain online material, II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 1576 transitive verb to subject to the action of a ~, to remove by means of a ~, intransitive verb to pass or move through or as if through a ~, to come or go in small units over a period of time

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