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filter

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈfɪltər/ IT
to use a computer program to process information before displaying it or preventing it from being seen: The company, whose products filter email and internet content, confirmed a record second quarter yesterday.
filtering noun [U]
Translations of “filter”
in Korean 여과시키다…
in Arabic يُرَشّح…
in French (s’)infiltrer…
in Turkish süzmek, süzgeçten geçirmek, elemek…
in Italian filtrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸出現, 慢慢出現, 滲入…
in Russian фильтровать, процеживать…
in Polish filtrować…
in Spanish filtrarse…
in Portuguese filtrar…
in German durchsickern…
in Catalan filtrar…
in Japanese (液体、ガス)をろ過する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐出现, 慢慢出现, 渗入…
(Definition of filter verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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