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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Sorting
 排序

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 sorting
 排序

From: Network Terminology

 sorting
 排序 分類

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sort v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sorting.]
 1. To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness.
    Rays which differ in refrangibility may be parted and sorted from one another.   --Sir I. Newton.
 2. To reduce to order from a confused state.
 3. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
    Shellfish have been, by some of the ancients, compared and sorted with insects.   --Bacon.
    She sorts things present with things past.   --Sir J. Davies.
 4. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
    That he may sort out a worthy spouse.   --Chapman.
    I'll sort some other time to visit you.   --Shak.
 5. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate. [R.]
    I pray thee, sort thy heart to patience.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sorting
      n 1: an operation that segregates items into groups according to
           a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery
           it the process of sorting" [syn: sort]
      2: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or
         categories [syn: classification, categorization, categorisation]
      3: grouping by class or kind or size