filter


filter
noun
1》 a porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it.
    ↘a screen, plate, or layer which absorbs some of the light passing through it.
    ↘a device for suppressing electrical or sound waves of frequencies not required.
2》 Brit. an arrangement whereby vehicles may turn left (or right) while other traffic waiting to go straight ahead or turn right (or left) is stopped by a red light.
3》 Computing a piece of software that processes data before passing it to another application, for example to remove unwanted material.
verb
1》 pass through a filter.
2》 (often filter in/out/through) move or pass into something slowly or gradually.
    ↘(of information) gradually become known.
Derivatives
filterable (also filtrable) adjective
Origin
ME (denoting a piece of felt): from Fr. filtre, from med. L. filtrum 'felt used as a filter', of W. Gmc origin and related to felt1.

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  • Filter [1] — Filter. Strömt eine Flüssigkeit so durch einen porösen Körper, daß die in ersterer enthaltenen Suspensionen dem letzteren durch Adhäsion verbleiben[26] oder sich vor demselben festlegen, so nennt man den Vorgang Filtration, den Körper das Filter… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Filter — may refer to: Chemistry, engineering and materials In chemistry, engineering, or household usage, a device to separate mixtures. See: * Filter (chemistry) * Water filter * Air filter * Oil filter * Pneumatic filter Optics and photography In… …   Wikipedia

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  • Filter — (m., n., nach fr. filtrer, it. feltrare, „durchseihen“; ursprünglich „durch Filz laufen lassen“ zu germanisch *felt „Filz“) steht für: Geräte, Bauteile oder Baugruppen: Filter (Elektrotechnik), eine elektrische Schaltung, die bestimmte Frequenzen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • filter — [fil′tər] n. [ME filtre < OFr < ML filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool (used for straining liquors) < Gmc: see FELT1] 1. a device for separating solid particles, impurities, etc. from a liquid or gas by passing it through a porous… …   English World dictionary

  • Filter — Fil ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filtered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filtering}] [Cf. F. filter. See {Filter}, n., and cf. {Filtrate}.] To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter. [1913 Webster] {Filtering paper} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Filter — Pays d’origine  États Unis, Cleveland (Ohio) Genre musical Rock industriel Post grunge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Filter — Sm std. (16. Jh., Form 19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Zunächst in lateinischer Form entlehnt aus ml. filtrum n., eigentlich (Seihgerät aus) Filz , dieses aus g. * filta Filz (Filz), wohl über das Niederfränkische. Verbum: filtern, filtrieren.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Filter — Fil ter, n. [F. filtre, the same word as feutre felt, LL. filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool, this being used for straining liquors. See {Feuter}.] Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Filter [2] — Filter. In neuerer Zeit haben die Schnellfilter Verbreitung gefunden. Sie werden verwendet: 1. zur Klärung natürlich trüben Rohwassers für gewerbliche Zwecke; 2. zur Klärung von chemisch vorbehandeltem Wasser; 3. zur Vorbehandlung von Wasser vor… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik