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sort

noun [C] (TYPE)   /sɔrt/
a group of things that are of the same type or that share similar qualities: What sort of equipment will she need? He was squinting through the eyepiece of some sort of navigational device. Sort can sometimes refer to a person of a particular type: What sort of person do you think I am? a sort of (also sort of) A person might say a sort of or sort of when describing something about which the person does not have a clear or exact knowledge: He’s a sort of agent for athletes, but not officially. She’s sort of running the company, I think, but her parents are still involved.
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