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Sift vs. Sieve

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Siftverb

To sieve or strain (something).

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.’;

Siftverb

To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving.

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.’;

Siftverb

To examine (something) carefully.

Sievenoun

(obsolete) A kind of coarse basket.

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Siftverb

(archaic or old-fashioned) To scrutinise (someone or something) carefully so as to find the truth.

Sievenoun

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

Siftverb

To carefully go through a set of objects, or a collection of information, in order to find something.

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.

Siftverb

To move data records up in memory to make space to insert further records.

Sieveverb

To strain, sift or sort using a sieve.

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Siftverb

To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime.

Sieveverb

(sports) To concede; let in

Siftverb

To separate or part as if with a sieve.

‘When yellow sands are sifted from below,The glittering billows give a golden show.’;

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.

Siftverb

To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.

‘Sifting the very utmost sentence and syllable.’; ‘Opportunity I here have hadTo try thee, sift thee.’; ‘Let him but narrowly sift his ideas.’;

Sievenoun

A kind of coarse basket.

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Siftverb

move as if through a sieve;

‘The soldiers sifted through the woods’;

Sievenoun

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Siftverb

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

‘sift the flour’;

Sieveverb

examine in order to test suitability;

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

Siftverb

check and sort carefully;

‘sift the information’;

Sieveverb

check and sort carefully;

‘sift the information’;

Siftverb

distinguish and separate out;

‘sift through the job candidates’;

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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