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English definition of “filter”

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]
(Definition of filter verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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