filter


filter
fil|ter1 [ `fıltər ] noun count **
▸ 1 for removing something
▸ 2 on camera
▸ 3 on computer
▸ 4 filter tip
▸ 5 traffic light
1. ) an object or piece of equipment that allows you to remove substances that are not wanted from a liquid or gas:
a water filter
2. ) a glass or plastic object that you put on a camera to change the color or amount of light that passes through the LENS
3. ) a computer program that prevents some types of information from appearing on your computer when you search the Internet
4. ) a FILTER TIP
5. ) BRITISH a traffic light that gives a separate signal to traffic turning in a particular direction
filter
fil|ter 2 [ `fıltər ] verb *
▸ 1 pass through a filter
▸ 2 about light/sound
▸ 3 about news/information
▸ 4 go somewhere gradually
▸ 5 about traffic
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) transitive to pass something through a filter to remove particular things contained in it:
All e-mails are automatically filtered through our virus software.
2. ) intransitive filter through/in/into, etc. if light or sound filters into a place, only a little of it enters that place:
The August sunlight filtered in through the blinds.
The noise of the traffic filtered through the heavy curtains.
3. ) intransitive filter through/out/back, etc. if news or information filters out or through to people, they receive it gradually or after a period of time:
News of the decision filtered out to reporters.
These new ideas have not yet filtered down to the salespeople.
4. ) intransitive filter in/into/out etc. if people filter somewhere, they gradually go there:
At 7:00 people began to filter into the theater.
5. ) intransitive BRITISH if traffic filters somewhere, it turns right or left when a separate traffic light gives it the signal to go
,filter `out phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to remove something that is not wanted using a filter:
Reed beds filter out much of the pollution.
2. ) to remove things from a group:
At the first meeting we filter out many of the candidates.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Filter — may refer to: Chemistry, engineering and materials In chemistry, engineering, or household usage, a device to separate mixtures. See: * Filter (chemistry) * Water filter * Air filter * Oil filter * Pneumatic filter Optics and photography In… …   Wikipedia

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  • Filter — (m., n., nach fr. filtrer, it. feltrare, „durchseihen“; ursprünglich „durch Filz laufen lassen“ zu germanisch *felt „Filz“) steht für: Geräte, Bauteile oder Baugruppen: Filter (Elektrotechnik), eine elektrische Schaltung, die bestimmte Frequenzen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • filter — [fil′tər] n. [ME filtre < OFr < ML filtrum, feltrum, felt, fulled wool (used for straining liquors) < Gmc: see FELT1] 1. a device for separating solid particles, impurities, etc. from a liquid or gas by passing it through a porous… …   English World dictionary

  • Filter — Fil ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filtered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filtering}] [Cf. F. filter. See {Filter}, n., and cf. {Filtrate}.] To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter. [1913 Webster] {Filtering paper} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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