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Sieve vs. Strainer

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Sievenoun

A device with a mesh bottom to separate, in a granular material, larger particles from smaller ones, or to separate solid objects from a liquid.

‘Use the sieve to get the pasta from the water.’;

Strainernoun

A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid.

Sievenoun

A process, physical or abstract, that arrives at a final result by filtering out unwanted pieces of input from a larger starting set of input.

‘Given a list of consecutive numbers starting at 1, the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm will find all of the prime numbers.’;

Strainernoun

A perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.

Sievenoun

(obsolete) A kind of coarse basket.

Strainernoun

One who strains.

Sievenoun

(colloquial) A person, or their mind, that cannot remember things or is unable to keep secrets.

Strainernoun

One who strains.

Sievenoun

(category theory) A collection of morphisms in a category whose codomain is a certain fixed object of that category, which collection is closed under pre-composition by any morphism in the category.

Strainernoun

That through which any liquid is passed for purification or to separate it from solid matter; anything, as a screen or a cloth, used to strain a liquid; a device of the character of a sieve or of a filter; specifically, an openwork or perforated screen, as for the end of the suction pipe of a pump, to prevent large solid bodies from entering with a liquid.

Sieveverb

To strain, sift or sort using a sieve.

Strainernoun

a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

Sieveverb

(sports) To concede; let in

Strainernoun

a device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid

‘a tea strainer’;

Sievenoun

A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.

Sievenoun

A kind of coarse basket.

Sievenoun

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Sieveverb

examine in order to test suitability;

‘screen these samples’; ‘screen the job applicants’;

Sieveverb

check and sort carefully;

‘sift the information’;

Sieveverb

separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements;

‘sift the flour’;

Sieveverb

distinguish and separate out;

‘sift through the job candidates’;

Sieve

A sieve, fine mesh strainer, or sift, is a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for characterizing the particle size distribution of a sample, using a screen such as a woven mesh or net or perforated sheet material. The word derives from .

‘sift’; ‘sieve’;

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